While dental implants are used to replace your missing teeth, they are artificial and need the placement of a crown to produce a functional tooth. A dental implant is a tooth-root replacement, not the replacement of the tooth. To replace the tooth portion of the implant, you will need an implant crown in Elgin–this is the only part you see in the mouth.
The implant is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw. Once it is surgically placed, it will fuse in a process called osseointegration. Once this occurs, an implant crown will be placed to provide the aesthetic appearance of a tooth.
What are Implant Crowns?
In order to develop ideal aesthetics, a crown is required to shape and mold the soft gum tissues. The simplest method is to screw the crown in place. This will actually allow for a “seat” for the provisional crown and will gently expand and accommodate the gum tissues. An implant crown in Elgin is used to help cover and mask the actual implant screw.
Contact Dr. Karr and Dr. Blazer, our dentists in Elgin, to learn more about implant crowns and how they can help with the replacement of missing teeth.