SINGLE TOOTH MISSING
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that
all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately
full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist.
You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant
COURSE OF TREATMENT
INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH â€“ STEP-BY-STEP
The course of treatment described here is one of several options
available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is
for you, given your specific condition.
|1: Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.
|2: Installing the implant
The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary
tooth is provided that allows you eat and function like normal almost
immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the
jawbone before the next step is taken.
|3: Attaching the new crown
The final step is the placement of the permanent
ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life. No additional
treatment is needed.
|4: End result
You should expect the new tooth to fit and function
just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the
tooth and gum around it clean and
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ALL-CERAMIC CROWN ON IMPLANT
||Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth
to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and
function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has
two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion in the edentulous
area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge.
||Removable partial denture
This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is
unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A
removable partial denture is made of plastic â€“ a material that can't
create the same esthetic result as a ceramic crown. The benefits are few
but do exist: adjacent teeth aren't affected. It is easily and quickly
installed and relatively cheap.
This alternative to dental implants has
some clear advantages: it is quickly installed, functions well and,
since it is made of ceramic, it gives a high esthetic result. Moreover,
natural healthy teeth aren't affected. But it is not very permanent. The
resin-bonded bridge will eventually come off â€“ probably after just a
couple of years â€“ and will then have to be reinstalled.