If you are missing a tooth, you are probably looking at a variety of different options to restore your smile. While temporary solutions like partial dentures can solve the problem without surgery, many people are looking for a more permanent option. Below, we will discuss implant-secured crowns, an effective way to replace a missing tooth.
What are Crowns?
Crowns are essentially tooth-shaped caps that are installed into your mouth. The crown can be secured to a damaged tooth or to a dental implant. Crowns are a popular option for patients who need a tooth replacement because they are strong, durable, and look exactly like natural teeth.
Why Implants Matter
If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant will create a strong artificial base for your implant to attach to. Dental implants are metal posts that attach into your jawbone. Over time, this metal fuses with your jaw, creating a “root” for your tooth that will maintain its strength over time.
Is a Crown Right For You?
Crowns are just one of the many ways that oral surgeons can restore a person’s teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth and want to learn more about dental crowns, the team at Katy Cypress can help. Our oral surgery and implant center creates custom smiles for patients with all kinds of dental needs. To learn more, call our office at 281-667-0607.