Implant crowns are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. This procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes, for a single implant, to 3-4 hours, for a more complex surgery that requires more implants. During this procedure you will be placed under an anesthetic for pain, therefore there will be no pain during the surgery. However, there is a possibility of some slight pain following the procedure.
They are generally made up of two or more parts, first, the implant or anchoring section that is put below the surface. This is where the tooth is attached and therefore, held in place, even as you talk, eat, or chew gum. The crown section is the actual tooth that affixes to its anchor and holding itself in place.
With this type of procedure, teeth are made to look as natural as possible. Crowns, or the fake teeth, are custom fitted after your original tooth, leaving you with an almost exact replica.
Implant crowns are a long-term solution to replacing one or more teeth and eliminating many of your dental pains or issues. Talk to your dentist today about your available options and whether you might be a good candidate for implant crowns.
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