Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. When you receive a dental implant, a dentist places a dental crown on top of the abutment to replace the missing tooth. Over time, the dental crown wears off, requiring a replacement.
You may need a dental crown replacement after 5 to 15 years. However, with proper dental hygiene habits, a dental crown might last much longer. We offer a crown replacement for implant teeth. Our dentists will also advise you on how to take care of your dental crowns to ensure that they last longer.
Your dentist will examine your implant and the surrounding area to determine if a crown replacement is necessary. They may take X-rays or perform other diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of the implant and the supporting bone. They will examine the implant, the abutment (the connecting piece between the implant and the crown), and the surrounding tissues to determine if a crown replacement is necessary.
If the existing crown needs to be replaced, your dentist will remove it carefully. This may involve unscrewing or cutting the crown, depending on the type of attachment used.
If a crown replacement is recommended, your dentist will take impressions of your implant and the surrounding teeth. These impressions will serve as a guide for creating a custom-made crown that matches the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
While your permanent crown is being fabricated, your dentist may place a temporary crown over the implant to protect it and maintain aesthetics. This temporary crown is usually made of acrylic or another temporary material.
The impressions taken earlier will be sent to a dental laboratory, where a dental technician will fabricate your permanent crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, ceramic, or a combination of materials that provide durability and a natural appearance.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to your dentist for the placement procedure. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and appearance of the permanent crown. Adjustments may be made if necessary. Once everything looks satisfactory, the crown will be permanently cemented or screwed onto the implant.
After the crown placement, your dentist will provide instructions on how to care for your new crown. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for routine check-ups. Follow any additional instructions provided by your dentist to ensure the longevity of your crown.
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