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Porcelain Veneers

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Teeth Whitening

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Cosmetic Bonding

Missing Tooth Replacement

Treatment procedure for a single-tooth replacement
 

  1. A thorough examination
    The first step of dental implant therapy is a discussion with your dentist, followed by a thorough dental examination. The jaw is x-rayed to check the condition of your bone tissue and to determine the placement of the dental implant. An impression is made of your jaw and existing teeth, forming an important platform for the treatment.
  1. Placing the dental implant
    There are two options for dental implant placement, depending on your clinical situation.
     
    • In a single-stage procedure, the dental implant is placed and a temporary abutment is attached.
    • For a two-stage procedure, the dental implant is inserted, covered by the gum tissue, and left to heal.

     
    The possibility for a crown to be attached the same day the implant is placed is dependent on different considerations and varies for each patient.

  1. Attaching the abutment
    Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone tissues:
     
    • In a single stage procedure, the final (or permanent) abutment is placed and an impression is taken from which a dental technician will create a crown that will match your natural teeth in shape and color.
    • For a two stage procedure, a second surgery is required to reveal the dental implant for abutment placement.
  1. Fitting and re-examination
    When the crown is ready, it is simply attached to the abutment. This is usually followed by a few follow-up visits to ensure the functionality and esthetics of your treatment outcome.
     
    • An implant supported crown can be an ideal treatment option if you are missing a tooth in either the upper or lower jaw and can provide a long-lasting esthetic solution.
    • Unlike other tooth replacement solutions adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down to act as support for a bridge.
    • The dental implant is placed in the jawbone.
    • The abutment is attached to the dental implant and ac crown is then placed over the abutment.
    • The new tooth is now in place, and feels and functions like a natural tooth.

Crowns for Dental Implants

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns Each of your teeth depend on the others to help you eat and speak. When one or more are damaged, the health of the others can be threatened. It may become hard for you to chew, or the appearance of your smile may change. If you are having problems with one or more of your teeth, a crown can help restore normal function.

A crown, sometimes referred to as a “cap”, is an artificial covering cemented over an existing tooth that has been specially prepared by your dentist (somewhat like a thimble over your finger). Your dentist may recommend a crown if your tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling or is severely damaged by decay. Crowns can restore a tooth to its original shape, strengthen a tooth and improve your overall appearance. Crowning is a long-term restorative procedure that can usually be completed in two appointments. Crowns are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.

Benefits of Crowns

  • Repair chipped or fractured teeth
  • Teeth can be lightened to any shade
  • Fill gaps in teeth
  • Restore and maintain your bite
  • Improve your smile and chewing ability
  • Last longer than any other type of restoration

Types of Crowns

Metal Crowns
The classic metal dental crown is made of gold alloy. Dentists find gold to be a very workable metal and one which fits very precisely. Gold also withstands biting and chewing and will not chip. Gold Crowns are potentially the longest lasting type of crown. Over the years, a variety of metal alloys have been put to use in the making of crowns.

Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns that will show when you smile are usually made of porcelain or have a veneer of porcelain on the surface to match your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns tend not to be as strong as other types of crowns. Because of this, porcelain crowns are usually not placed on back teeth. This type of crown can be more expensive than the alternatives.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns
These are a cross between metal and porcelain crowns.

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