When tooth loss happens, either as a result of severe tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident, dental crowns are one of the quickest and most effective restorations available. Crowns are a great option for restoring the cosmetic appearance of your smile, as well as function so that you can continue to eat properly and maintain a normal quality of life. In order to replace a missing tooth, a traditional stand-alone crown needs to be attached to a dental bridge, which consists of two crowns on either side to be fit over the remaining teeth (known as abutment teeth) to secure the crown in place. Implant crowns work a little differently in that the implant replaces the root of the missing tooth, to which the crown is then attached, no need for a bridge. Dr. Eugene Porcelli, a family dentist in Garden City, NY, offers implant crowns for his patients.
Get Your Smile Back with Dental Crowns in Garden City, NY
Despite the fact that the root of a tooth isn't visible, it plays an important role in oral health. Once it is gone, the surrounding bone tissue begins to erode. An implant helps to generate healthy new bone tissue, and securely anchors the crown in place for a permanent and secure restoration. Implants are made of biocompatible titanium and are surgically placed in the jaw. Once it heals, the cosmetic crown is attached.
Implant crowns are available for healthy adults with enough bone density in the jaw to support the implant. With rigorous oral hygiene and follow up care with the dentist, implant crowns have a very high success rate, and can support anywhere from a single tooth, to a set of dentures with just a few implants.
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When tooth loss can't be avoided, implant crowns are the next best thing to a natural tooth. For more information, contact our office by calling 516-739-1851 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Porcelli today.