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Implant-Retained Crowns – West Palm Beach, FL

The Best Way to Replace a Single Tooth

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If you have a single missing tooth, or you just learned that you need to have one of your teeth extracted, you may not be too concerned about replacing that lost member of your smile. After all, you can still eat comfortably and speak clearly. You might not even be concerned about aesthetics. But replacing a single missing tooth is important! Not filling in that gap can lead to complications down the road, including bone loss, gum tissue deterioration, and further tooth loss.

An implant-retained crown may be the ideal way for you to regain a complete smile and prevent future dental problems.

How an Implant-Retained Crown Works

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It’s usually best to start planning to receive an implant-retained crown as soon as you know you need to have a tooth extracted. That way, you can ask about socket preservation, a procedure that will keep the jawbone strong and dense so you are able to receive an implant after you’ve adequately healed from the extraction. However, even if it has already been some time since you lost a tooth, you may still be a candidate for an implant. The best way to find out if this treatment is right for you is to consult with an experienced implant dentist, like Dr. Mihran Asinmaz.

Once your implant is in your bone and it has had a chance to bond with the tissue around it, you will receive your crown. Your crown will be custom-designed to blend in seamlessly with the teeth around it. You can expect it to look natural and contribute to a strong, comfortable bite.

The Benefits of Implant-Retained Crowns

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There are several reasons why an implant-retained crown is the best way to replace a single missing tooth:

  • Some patients choose to receive a dental bridge (sometimes called crown and bridge) to replace a missing tooth. Although this is a suitable treatment for many people, it requires that the dentist removes some of the enamel from the teeth next to the gap. With a dental implant, that step isn’t necessary. You can therefore preserve as much healthy dentition as possible.
  • Dental implants in West Palm Beach offer easymaintenance. You can brush and floss your crown just like you would do for a natural tooth.
  • Other tooth replacement options, such as a bridge, only replace the visible portion of a missing tooth. An implant replaces the root as well, which helps to preserve bone density.
  • Dental implants offer remarkable longevity. You can expect your crown to last for ten years or longer, while the implant itself could last for the rest of your life.
  • An implant may be more affordable than you think. With the help of financing and insurance, you might be able to fit your treatment comfortably into your budget.
  • The risks are minimal with implants. The procedure boasts a success rate of over 95 percent!

Learn More About Implant-Retained Crowns

Dr.Mihran Asinmaz, a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, would be pleased to put his expertise to work for you. To learn more about how a dental implant may be able to recomplete your smile, contact us to schedule a consultation.