When dental crowns are used to improve a patient's smile, they are frequently placed over a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity or physical harm. While these restorations are frequently used to protect vulnerable teeth, they can sometimes help when a tooth has already been lost! A dental crown can be made to secure to a dental implant put in place after tooth loss. In addition to making your smile complete again, the implant-held crown will be able to support your bite and stimulate your jawbone. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can discuss the use of dental implants and dental crowns for your planned prosthetic dental work. While this is not the only prosthetic treatment approach available to you, it is one that can offer exciting long-term benefits!
A Lost Tooth Can Be Replaced With An Implant-Held Crown
A dental crown can be carefully created to fill the space left behind by a lost tooth. While this restoration is capable of imitating the portion of a tooth that remained above your gum line, it will need an implant to act in the place of the lost tooth's roots. An implant actually offers enough stability to help support neighboring teeth, and to help make sure that your restoration stays in place when you bite, chew, and speak.
Arranging The Full Restoration Of Your Smile
At a consultation, we can talk with you about the steps involved in fully restoring your incomplete smile. Through a preliminary review, we can make sure that there are no oral health issues that might interfere with the placement of your implant. If problems are identified, we can arrange the right restorative dental care to help you move forward with care. When you have received your implant, we can complete your treatment by putting a custom prosthetic dental crown in place to fill the gap in your smile!
Will You Require Additional Treatment After Receiving A Dental Prosthetic?
If you act in time, you can restore your complete smile before you experience complications from tooth loss. Unfortunately, some people will put off treatment even as their incomplete smile makes their life difficult. Because a gap in your smile makes it harder to bite and chew in a way that feels natural, we can check and see if remaining teeth require the support of dental crowns. We can also keep up with your smile during follow-up routine dental exams, and advise treatment if any new problems emerge.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist's Office About Receiving An Implant-Held Crown
At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, patients who wish to restore their complete smile can speak with us about using an implant-held crown to improve their bite function as well as the way they look. To find out more about our services, please contact Ballard Neighborhood Dentist by calling 206-789-2555.