A dental crown is a versatile dental restoration because it can be used in a variety of different ways. A dental crown can bring strength and stability to a tooth that is weakened through injury or decay. It may restore function and aesthetics to a tooth that is severely worn down. Dental crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place. They are also instrumental in the completion of a dental implant procedure.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials including metal, resin or porcelain. Porcelain crowns are a popular option because of their strength and durability. This material also best imitates the look and feel of your natural tooth.
A dental crown is often the third part of a dental implant (though an implant can also be topped with a dental bridge or dentures). The other two parts of a dental implant are the implant itself and the abutment. The dental implant is made out of titanium and is inserted into the jawbone to replace the tooth root. The implant fuses with the bone to create a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. The abutment is then placed on top of the implant. This portion of the restoration is visible above the gum line and is what dentists will use as the base for your dental crown. It connects the crown to the implant. Once a dental crown is placed, the abutment will no longer be visible.
Your Denver implant dentist will be able to work with you to find the best solution for your dental needs. Whether you need a dental implant, dentures or a dental bridge, you will receive a strong, beautiful restoration when you visit New Image Dental Implant Center. Call our caring practice today.