What is an Implant Crown?

Welcome to our latest blog post! Today, we'll be diving into the world of dental health, specifically focusing on a popular and important restorative procedure - the implant crown.

Understanding the Basics: What is an Implant Crown?

An implant crown is a dental prosthesis that's used to replace a missing tooth. It's made up of two main parts: the implant, which is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as a root for the missing tooth, and the crown, which is the visible part that looks like a natural tooth. This combination provides a stable and strong foundation that can withstand the forces of chewing and speaking. Dental implants in general have gained popularity due to their durability, functionality, and natural appearance, making them a preferred choice for tooth replacement. 

Why Choose an Implant Crown?

If you're missing a tooth, you may be wondering why you should choose an implant crown over other options like bridges or dentures. The answer lies in the unique benefits of this procedure. Implant crowns are stable, durable, and they mimic the look and function of your natural teeth. Unlike other options, they do not require altering adjacent healthy teeth and help preserve your jawbone, preventing the bone loss that often occurs with missing teeth. With an implant crown, you can smile, chew, and speak with confidence, knowing your replacement tooth is as close to natural as possible.

The Implant Crown Procedure: What to Expect?

The process of getting an implant crown involves several steps. First, the implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout. After a healing period, during which the implant fuses with the bone—a process known as osseointegration—an abutment is attached to the implant. The final step is the placement of the crown. At Overhill Dental in South Los Angeles, we ensure that your implant crown is meticulously customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth for a seamless and aesthetically pleasing look.

Caring for Your Implant Crown

Just like your natural teeth, your implant crown requires regular care to keep it in top shape. This includes brushing and flossing daily, and regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure the implant and surrounding gums remain healthy. Additionally, avoiding hard foods that could damage the crown is advised. With proper care, your implant crown can last a lifetime, making it a worthwhile investment in your oral health and your overall confidence.

Ready to Restore Your Smile with an Implant Crown?

If you're missing a tooth and considering your replacement options, an implant crown could be the perfect solution for you. At Overhill Dental, Dr. Alexaundrea Smith and her team are experienced in performing implant crown procedures. We're committed to providing high-quality, personalized dental care that meets your unique needs. Don't wait to restore your smile and your confidence. Contact us at (323) 296-6180 to request an appointment today. Your perfect smile is just a phone call away, and we're here to help you achieve it with care and precision.

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