Many patients with implants opt for crowns or bridges to finish the job. At Charlotte Dental Implant Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ramesh Sunar, DMD and his team provide crowns to improve the appearance of implant-supported teeth or implant-supported bridges to “bridge” gaps in smiles. Both procedures are popular and cost-effective. To learn more, call the office today or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation.
After you receive a dental implant at Charlotte Dental Implant Center, the implant needs time to heal and naturally meld to your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration and it makes your implant a natural part of your oral structures.
Once your implant heals and becomes a part of your jawbone, you’re ready to complete your rejuvenated smile with a permanent restoration attachment. Many patients opt to have crowns or bridges affixed to implants.
Crowns are protective caps, often made of porcelain, that Dr. Sunar can attach to implants and perfectly match to your natural teeth. These are an excellent, cost-effective tooth replacement option.
Bridges are sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to “bridge” gaps in your smile. If you’re missing several teeth, an implant-support bridge is one of the best options to restore your smile. Like crowns, bridges can be colored to match your natural teeth and can help address chewing and speech problems affected by missing teeth.
Both crowns and bridges offer amazing cosmetic results.
Implant restorations, such as crowns and bridges, are great options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, an injury, or simply as a result of aging, implant-supported restorations provide more stability than removable dentures or other options.
Since your own jawbone stabilizes implant-supported crowns and bridges, there’s no shifting around or slipping inside your mouth. Your crown or bridge will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
Besides the cosmetic benefits of implant crowns or bridges, they both limit your risk of harmful tooth shifting. When you’re missing teeth, the surrounding teeth may shift over and become crooked, which makes them much harder to keep clean. This increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Also, missing teeth can lead to bone loss. When your jaw bone melts away, you lose facial volume, and your face may droop. Implant crowns and bridges restore your facial volume and improve your appearance beyond your smile.
To schedule a consultation for implant crowns or bridges, call Charlotte Dental Implant Center or use the online booking tool today.