Crowns and Implants are the most common way to replace missing teeth. There are two components to treatment: the Dental Implant; and the Porcelain Crown. The first component, the dental implant is first placed in the bone. The dental implant is the substitute ‘root’ which acts as the base for the crown to screw into the second component, the porcelain crown also contains an abutment which is the part that links the crown and the dental implant together.
Single Tooth Replacement
The replacement of a single missing tooth with a single dental implant and crown has many benefits. The main benefit is that the tooth is replaced with a long-term result that does not involve any risk to any other teeth.
A missing tooth should be replaced soon after tooth removal to prevent bone loss which may complicate your Dental Implant Treatment.
During your Dental Implant Consultation, a personalized Dental Implant Plan will be created for you and this will assess your suitability and ensure a Dental Implant Treatment is best for you and your mouth.
Missing tooth with Dental Implant unrestored
Zirconia Abutment on Dental Implant
Porcelain Crown on Dental Implant
Multiple Missing Teeth
White fillings are a great treatment option for many people, though, in the case of teeth that have larger holes or cracks, we may recommend using porcelain crowns or porcelain onlays to restore the tooth to full strength. Porcelain onlays are stronger, and will usually outlast white fillings. This returns the integrity to your tooth, and helps to prevent fatal fractures and further breakdowns that could lead to root canal treatment or extraction.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.