Benefits of Dental Implant Crowns
Dental implant crowns consist of two components: a screw and a crown. The screw is what we place into the jawbone. It’s used for fixation and stability. The crown is placed over the screw and acts like a natural tooth so patients can smile, chew, and speak without problems.
Other restorative options like bridges and dentures need surrounding teeth for support. Dental implant crowns, however, adhere to the jawbone and don’t have any connections to nearby teeth. An implant can only replace one missing tooth, but patients can get multiple implants.
When it comes to longevity, nothing compares to dental implants. Bridges and dentures last 10 to 15 years. Dental implants, however, can last a lifetime. With dental implant crowns, you won’t experience any limitations in your everyday life. They look identical to natural teeth, so you’ll smile freely. Additionally, you’ll be able to chew with almost no restrictions.
Cost of Dental Implant Crowns
Cost is probably the main issue with dental implants. They’re more expensive than bridges and dentures. Many insurance policies don’t cover dental implants either, so patients have to pay for them out of pocket.
Dental implants will also require multiple visits to the dentist. We do everything we can to make sure our office is comfortable and accommodative of patients. Before any work is done, we’ll use adequate anesthesia to keep you pain-free and relaxed.