Understanding Dental Crowns and Their Importance for Dental Implants

Dental crowns are a key component of restorative dentistry for those in need of a stronger, long-lasting solution to tooth damage or decay. Crowns are used to cover the surface of a damaged tooth or even replace missing teeth when used in conjunction with a dental implant. Dental crowns protect and restore teeth, and they're a life-changing solution for many people.


How is a crown attached to a dental implant? 

When a dental implant is placed, a dentist also screws in a piece called an abutment into the implant. The abutment serves as the anchor for a crown. The crown is created by taking an impression of the tooth and abutment and then the crown is permanently attached to the abutment using dental cement. Implant crowns can either be screwed in place or cemented, depending on the particular situation.


Not all dental crowns are created equal

With advancements in technology, Pier 210 Dental Group offers CAD/CAM technology to create dental crowns and bridges. This is made possible with CEREC's CAD/CAM and MCXL milling unit, which uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to ensure a crown fits perfectly. This technology reduces the need for multiple visits to complete crown work and allows a crown to be custom made from high-quality materials like advanced ceramics that mimic tooth strength and aesthetics in just one visit.


How often do crowns need to be replaced? 

Crowns typically last between 5-15 years or more if they are cared for properly. Dental crowns typically need to be replaced when they become cracked or the underlying tooth structure becomes decayed. If you have dental crowns, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and have regular dental visits and examinations to help them stay healthy.


Dental Crowns for Implants 

Implants are artificial tooth roots that provide the foundation for a crown in the absence of a natural tooth in the mouth. Dental implants are the most durable and natural-looking solution to replace a missing tooth. The best dental implants are those that are as close as possible in appearance to real teeth, and a crown over an implant provides a natural-looking solution.

Pier 210 Dental Group has also introduced the Trios scanner, which is used to help make restorative procedures more efficient and more accurate. The scanner can take digital impressions of teeth, eliminating the need for uncomfortable and sticky dental molds and producing a perfectly fitted crown in less time.


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Dental crowns are a valuable component of restorative dentistry, particularly for dental implants. They function by acting as a protective cap over an existing tooth or by attaching to dental implants. With advancements in technology, dental crowns can be custom-made in one visit, and dental implants and crowns can provide a natural-looking solution to missing teeth. As with all dental procedures, dental crowns require proper care and maintenance to ensure that they last as long as possible. With dental crowns and implants, you can enjoy a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile for years to come.

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