Both dental crowns and dental implants can cover gaps in your smile. Which option is right for you? Our dentist can help you decide, but here’s what you should know right now.
It’s no secret that missing teeth mar your smile. We all expect rows of tightly packed pearly whites to fill our mouths.
When you’re missing a tooth, you face two main treatment options: dental crowns and dental implants.
At Dison Family Dentistry, we take your options seriously. We explain each choice to you carefully and slowly, so you know just what to expect. But here’s what to know right now.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Caps that cover or replace part of your teeth are dental crowns. They’re designed to match the color of your remaining molars and incisors, so outsiders can’t tell the difference between your natural smile and the replacements.
Dental crowns solve four common problems.
- Weakness: A tooth riddled with fillings can still develop cavities. Sometimes, the tooth isn’t strong enough to accept a new filling.
- Hardware gaps: Bridges replace entire sections of teeth, and sometimes, space is left behind that only a crown can fill.
- Breaking: A tooth with jagged edges can poke or cut delicate tissues inside the mouth. A crown can cover the damage.
- Discoloration: A tooth with an unusual color can stick out when you smile. A crown can cover up the issue.
When applied properly, crowns make your teeth stronger. And their uniform color and shape make your smile bright.
What Are Dental Implants?
A very special form of dental crown is attached to an artificial root drilled into your jawbone. Dental implants like this have been used for more than 30 years to improve smiles just like yours.
After a procedure like this, you likely expect a gorgeous smile for the rest of your life. But you may eventually need dental implant restoration. Crowns can crack or discolor, and when that happens, you’ll need help to reduce the impact.
Our dentist is an expert at dental implant restoration. In a few short visits, you can get the smile you’ve been hoping for.
We Can Help
Whether you need dental crowns, dental implants, or dental implant restoration, contact us. We’re taking new patients now.