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Implant Crowns

Implant Crown – Single Dental Implant – Implant Dentistry – Houston, TX

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Overview

At the Texas Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, you are in great hands when it comes to implant dentistry. If you are missing even a single tooth, our board-certified cosmetic dentists, Drs. Lewis, Atabakhsh, Fisher, and Kaiser can provide you with a superior restorative in an implant crown. We use the finest medical-grade dental implants from Astra or Nobel Biocare, which are tiny posts composed of titanium, a biocompatible metal with your delicate oral tissues. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it functions as an artificial tooth root. When you have a missing tooth, you have options with Dr. Lewis and his experienced team. We invite you in for a private consultation in our office in The Woodlands or Houston, TX to discuss all your options to restore your smile, improve your oral health, and have a gorgeous restoration.

Treatment

In our surgical dental suite, we will proceed with a surgery under a local anesthesia to place the implant. Then, we will make an incision in your gums first to access your jawbone. Once an incision is made, we will drill a hole into the bone where a titanium implant will be placed. Gum tissue will be used to cover the implant for it to heal appropriately. A temporary crown will be placed unto the implant once it has fused to the jaw bone. Your gum will take several months to heal, which will allow the implant to adhere to your jawbone and gum tissue.

When your dentist has examined the implant, and recommends that it is time for the porcelain crown, the next phase of treatment can begin. Your dentist will remove the temporary restoration and attach your custom created porcelain crown.

Implant Crown FAQs

What Are the Benefits?

Are you wondering what the benefits of having a single implant crown are before putting in the time and investment? We can explain to you why an implant is a superior option. If you have lost a whole tooth and cannot have a crown, a dental implant can restore your tooth without a restoration that covers 3 teeth (a dental bridge). An implant is easier to clean than a dental bridge. An implant is not just about cosmetically correcting your smile. With an implant, you can preserve the bone socket and the surrounding bone from deterioration and jaw problems down the line. 

How DO I Care For An Implant?

Your implant crown will be as easy to care for as your natural teeth. It is always a good plan to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, which should include brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and mouthwash. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a dental exam and cleaning can help your dentist keep an eye on the wear your implant crown endures between visits.

Will You Use Sedation?

The implant dentistry process involves two phases: surgical placement of the dental implant, and placement of the restoration (crown). Both are performed while the patient is under local anesthesia. We provide advanced pain-management options, including sedation dentistry, to make the implantation process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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Replacing a missing tooth can make a dramatic difference in your appearance and self-confidence. No matter where you live, we encourage you to take the first step towards a beautiful smile and contact us for a free initial phone conversation or schedule a consultation with our team. Our treatment coordinators in The Woodlands or Houston, TX will be able to talk to you about treatment options for your implant crown.

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