Benefits of an all-ceramic dental crown on a tooth implant:
When a single tooth is missing or both the root and the tooth are damaged, a tooth implant capped by a ceramic crown is the best permanent replacement available. Because of the strength of the dental implant and the beauty of the ceramic crown, this solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth!
This dental implant procedure normally includes four visits to our office Gush Etzion. You should expect to be able to work the day after having one or two dental implants placed.
COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT
The Steps Of The Dental Implant Procedure
Of course, each patient is unique and will receive a course of treatment from Dr. Dobro designed specifically for their situation. What we describe here is one of several options available and can be generally explained. Through an initial complimentary consultation with Dr. Dobro in our Efrat, Gush Etzion office, we can better determine and explain the dental implant procedure that is specific to your needs.
Dr. Dobro and will take one or more x-rays of the area. This will help him determine the optimal placement of the tooth implant and prepare for the dental implant procedure. He will confirm this diagnosis and plan the procedure after examining the results of a CAT scan from a nearby x ray laboratory.
The tooth implant is installed by Dr. Dobro. Your new dental implant may need a few months to heal and integrate with the jawbone before the permanent porcelain crown can be attached. In some cases, the new crown can be started immediately. A temporary restoration can also be made to use until the crown is ready.
The final step in the dental implant procedure is the placement of the permanent ceramic crown onto the tooth implant. The new tooth may well be there for life. No additional treatment is needed; only normal maintenance is required.
Once your permanent crown is placed on the dental implant, you should expect the new tooth to fit, look and function just like a natural tooth. Your regular dental hygiene routine should be sufficient to keep the tooth and gum around it clean. You can expect to enjoy your new tooth for decades to come and possibly for life!
ALTERNATIVES TO A DENTAL CROWN ON A TOOTH IMPLANT
Tooth-supported fixed dental bridge
A traditional dental bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution that looks good, functions well, and is fairly easy to install.
However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: the jawbone will continue to shrink in the area without the tooth, and the two healthy teeth on either side of the dental bridge must be sacrificed to act as supports for the bridge. Using a tooth implant avoids these two disadvantages.
Removable partial denture
Having a removable partial denture is not a permanent alternative to a missing tooth. A removable partial denture is made partly or completely of plastic – a material that may not be able to create the same aesthetic result as a ceramic crown. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort.
In addition to these concerns, the jawbone will still recede where the tooth is missing as nothing is stimulating its growth. The only benefits to a partial denture are that the adjacent teeth aren’t affected and installation is quick and easy. The upfront cost is less than a tooth implant, but the long-term costs are often considerably higher.
Resin-bonded dental bridge
A resin-bonded dental bridge as an alternative to a tooth implant has some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well, and because it is made of ceramic, it gives an aesthetically pleasing result. Moreover, natural healthy teeth aren’t affected.
But the downside is that it is not very permanent. The resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off – probably after just a couple of years – and will then have to be reinstalled. This leads to further cost and discomfort, especially when compared to the stability of a dental implant.
Discover the Advantages of Dental Implants!
If you live or work in the Gush Etzion area and are missing a tooth, a tooth implant may be the solution for you. In addition to the inherent benefits of this stable tooth replacement option, we also offer the expertise of our very own U.S. certified prosthodontist: Dr. Dobro!
Contact Dobro Dental Implants today by calling us at the number above or sending us a message using the form on this page. We can help your smile feel and look wonderful again!
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