Placing a Realistic Crown For Your Implant

santa rosa implant and crownWhen you have a dental crown that looks natural, we can use it to complete your individual dental implant, so you have a new tooth that looks and functions like a natural one. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons explain how we design and place your new root and your custom dental crown.

The Risks of a Single Missing Tooth

When you lose one tooth, this obviously leaves an embarrassing gap behind in your smile. But even if the individual missing tooth isn’t very noticeable, you should consider treatment to prevent major complications for your smile. For example, the gap could allow surrounding teeth to drift from position, causing dental misalignment. You could also develop TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) due to the imbalance in your smile and strain in the jaw joints caused by tooth loss. Since the body will divert the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the area of the jaw around the lost root, this could lead to a breakdown in mass and density in your jaw. You then risk losing additional teeth!

Implant Posts

A dental implant post, made from biocompatible titanium, is accepted as a natural root by the body. When we plan and guide the aplenty with advanced technology, you have a root that bonds with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. This stimulates the growth of bone tissue to prevent further tooth loss, and could also secure your new root for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.

Creating and Attaching a Crown

Now that you know how we secure the new root portion, what about the part people see when you smile? What about the part that allows you to eat your favorite foods again? For this, we will create a custom-made dental crown from lifelike materials, such as porcelain. Each crown will be shaped and shaded to blend with your smile and ensure good alignment and bite balance. The restoration contains stain-resistant properties, and can absorb daily bite forces and pressure with ease. If you have a missing tooth, talk to our team about a dental implant and crown! Don’t live with tooth loss, our team can secure a long-lasting and lifelike solution, one that helps preserve your entire smile!

Do You Have Any Questions About Replacing Individual Missing Teeth?

Even a single lost tooth is cause for concern, and a great reason to obtain a single tooth dental implant. To learn more about how we address missing teeth with implant technology and lifelike dental restorations, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. You can once again smile with confidence!