Implant Crowns Princeton and Montgomery, NJ
A dental implant is a post much like a tooth root that is surgically positioned and placed directly into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge in that particular area. Dental implant crowns cannot come loose like dentures can, making them a viable treatment option for a variety of oral health situations. Dental implants also benefit oral health the most because they don’t have to be anchored to other teeth like that of a bridge.
Oral Care and Dental Implants Crowns
For individuals considering dental implants, you must have healthy gums and enough bone structure to support the implant itself. If the bone is too soft or too thin, a bone graft may be needed. Single-tooth implants are used on those who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that is made into the jaw bone by a dentist. After the implant attaches to the bone, it acts as a new root for the crown that will replace the missing tooth. A crown or cap is attached to the implant filling the space left in the mouth. This is made to look like a natural tooth.
An abutment is attached to the implant with a screw. This connects the implant to the crown. It is shaped like a natural tooth that has been cut down to receive the crown. The restoration is known as the crown. It is made of porcelain. The crown is either cemented or screwed into the abutment. A period of time is needed in order for healing to occur to make sure that it will hold for a lifetime.
To learn more about implant crowns and to find out if you’re a viable candidate, schedule an appointment today at our dental office serving Skillman, Princeton, and Montgomery, NJ by calling (609) 921-7744.