Implant Crowns: Types and Benefits

process of installing and implanting a crown step by step

Implant crowns look, feel, and function like natural teeth, giving you your beautiful smile back. Implantation involves placing posts into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth. It will take three to six months for the bone to bond to the post and once completed, the implant can be connected to the post. Learn about the different types of implant crowns and their benefits below.

Screw-Retained Crown

The main benefit of a screw-retained crown is retrievability. This means it can be recovered and no damage occurs when the crown Is removed. The crown can also be easily removed if loosening or fractures occur. Many dental professionals will recommend a cleaning and screw replacement each year.

Cement-Retained Crown

Though retrievability is the main advantage of a screw-retained crown, cement-retained crowns can also be recovered when the correct cement is used. Some cements can be softened with a water-soluble gel to make it easier to retrieve the crown. The advantage of a cement-retained crown is that it eliminates the sight of unaesthetic screw holes and provides better resistance to porcelain fractures.

Both types of implant crowns have their benefits and drawbacks. Consulting with your dentist about the best option for you is recommended.

If you would like to schedule a dental appointment to learn more about your tooth sensitivity, contact local dentist in Newburgh, Dr. Michael Koumas.


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