Implant Crowns in Ventura
When a tooth becomes severely damaged or is decaying, our only option may be to completely remove that tooth. Although Dr. Askari works very hard to keep your natural teeth and a healthy vibrant smile, we may at times, have to look at alternative options.
You may already be familiar with dental crowns, also known as “caps.” Dental crowns are used to repair a portion of a chipped or cracked tooth. Keeping your tooth healthy and reducing any discomfort of having a damaged tooth, dental crowns are a great way to go.
If a single tooth is damaged beyond repair or is decayed, we will look into options of a dental crown. Understanding your specific needs and the goals for the appearance of your mouth, Dr. Askari will assess the situation and give you peace of mind that you are receiving medical care that is right for you.
What is the Difference?
Traditional dental crowns are used with the existing tooth. Leaving your teeth intact, we use dental crowns to correct a missing portion of your tooth. These crowns come in various materials and colors to best match them to your existing tooth.
Think of implant crowns as-synthesized teeth. Although they are also customizable, they are not attached to an existing tooth. Implant crowns are a replacement option for a missing tooth. We may remove the existing tooth if it is damaged and place an implant in the gum line where the roots once were.
The process that you experience may differ from that of other patients. Each person’s needs are different, and we tailor our care to meet your unique needs.
If an implant crown is needed, we begin by ensuring there is no remaining tooth left behind. Once this is done, we install a dental implant deep in the gum, acting as a root for your crown.
By taking X-rays and using our digital scan or imprint technologies we will manufacture a tooth that is the color and shape of the one we’re replacing.
Once your crown is ready, we will use what is called an “abutment” which will allow us to screw the dental crown onto its new base. Securing your new crown in place should result in the feel of a natural tooth.
We will use permanent cement to ensure that your crown will not fall out to become compromised. Using a similar material and process as your standard dental crowns, your new tooth should be comfortable and secure. Removing a decaying tooth and replacing it with a new one means that any pain or discomfort you’ve been feeling will be gone but the functionality of a healthy tooth is still present.
Caring for Your Implant
Much like that of a normal tooth, it is vital to protecting your implant that you brush and floss regularly. It is advised that you have regular appointments with our trained staff to ensure that the area is free of bacteria and there are no concerns. We may review options for using an oral irrigator to keep the area clean and free of bacteria.
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