About Implanted Crowns
Board-certified dentist, Dr. Edwina Evangelista typically secures dental crowns in one of two fashions: cement or an implant. Implant-retained as well as cemented dental crowns are both reliable and long-lasting in terms of their structure. However, cement-retained crowns are anchored purely by a dental cement compound while implant-retained crowns are held firmly in place with a metal screw that is implanted in the jawbone. At Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX we recommend the implant-retained dental crown in qualifying patients so they enjoy a longer-lasting restoration. During a consultation at Beyond Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Evangelista can assess and determine if you are a candidate for a dental crown as well as recommend a method for the retention of the crown.
What to Expect
As is the case with any and all dental services performed at Beyond Smiles Dental Care, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. During a consultation and examination with Dr. Evangelista, a visual exam as well as X-rays will give her insight into the patient's unique oral healthcare. If an implanted crown is the best choice for the patient, the dental implant will first be placed in the patient's jawbone. A temporary crown will be used to protect the implant as it integrates into the bone and gum tissue over several months. Once the implant is stable in the mouth, the permanent crown will be attached to the implant.
The implanted crown should be cared for just like the natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental exams and cleanings at Beyond Smiles Dental Care. During dental exams, Dr. E will be able to help the patient determine if the crown or implant should be repaired or replaced. Should a crown ever become dislodged, patients should call our office right away.
Plan Your Procedure
Implanted dental crowns are effective cosmetic dentistry treatment which assists patients in maintaining a healthy, confident smile. When installed properly, dental crowns offer longevity and security while speaking and eating. If you believe an implant-retained dental crown is the solution you seek, give our office a call today. We look forward to assisting you with your oral healthcare needs.