One of the restorations our dentist may recommend to replace and restore your missing teeth is an implant-supported dental crown. Dr. Safina LeClair will examine your mouth and discuss your options with you to determine if an implant-supported crown is the right option for your smile.

What Are Implant-Supported Dental Crowns?

Implant-supported dental crowns are a cutting-edge solution in restorative dentistry that combines the strength and stability of dental implants with the natural appearance and functionality of dental crowns. This innovative approach aims to restore not only the aesthetic appeal of a smile but also the full function of the teeth. Implant-supported crowns are meticulously designed to replicate the look and feel of natural teeth while providing a durable, long-lasting solution for individuals with missing or damaged teeth.

The Treatment Process

Your implant crown process involves several steps:

  • Initial Assessment: The process begins with a thorough examination and consultation with our skilled dentist. X-rays, scans and impressions are taken to evaluate bone density and assess the viability of implant placement.
  • Implant Placement: In a minor surgical procedure, dental implants are precisely placed into the jawbone. These biocompatible titanium posts serve as artificial tooth roots, providing a strong foundation for the crown.
  • Healing Period: After implant placement, a healing period of a few months allows the implants to integrate with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This step ensures the stability and longevity of the final restoration.
  • Abutment Placement: Once osseointegration is complete, abutments – connector pieces – are attached to the implants. These abutments will serve as the connection point between the implant and the crown.
  • Crown Fabrication: Impressions of the abutments are taken, and the dental crown is custom-made to match the color, size and shape of the surrounding natural teeth. Advanced materials are used to ensure a lifelike appearance and exceptional durability.
  • Final Placement: The custom-designed crown is carefully placed onto the abutment. Dr. LeClair will meticulously check the fit, bite and aesthetics to ensure a seamless integration with the rest of your smile.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-supported crowns offer a plethora of benefits that extend beyond traditional dental restoration methods. Some of the key advantages include:

  • Natural Aesthetics: Implant-supported crowns closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth, blending seamlessly into the smile and restoring a person’s self-confidence.
  • Enhanced Functionality: These crowns restore full chewing function, allowing individuals to enjoy a diverse range of foods without restrictions.
  • Longevity: With proper care and maintenance, implant-supported crowns can last a lifetime, making them a worthwhile investment in dental health.
  • Preservation of Bone Health: Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure over time.
  • Comfort and Stability: Unlike removable dentures, implant-supported crowns are securely anchored in the mouth, eliminating discomfort and the need for adhesives.
  • Improved Speech: The stability of implant-supported crowns ensures clear speech patterns, avoiding common speech impediments associated with missing teeth.

Make An Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. LeClair and learn more about implant-supported dental crowns in Spokane, Washington, call Audubon Dental today at 509-325-4227!