Dental Implant Crowns-Leading Dental Implant Practice in North Vancouver

A dental implant will have a lot of benefits for patients in British Columbia that have lost a tooth in the past, or who may need to have a tooth extracted in the near future. Dental implants essentially replaces the missing tooth, both in appearance and functionality, and is a key component in the fight against bone density loss in the jaw, which occurs with tooth loss.

Dental implants in Vancouver also provide patients with a higher sense of confidence, especially in cases where the missing tooth is very noticeably in the front of their mouth. Implants can be used in single tooth replacement cases, or they can be used for multiple teeth. They can even be used in the establishment of anchor points for a bridge, in the event that you want to minimize how many implants you have when replacing a larger section of missing teeth for the best results.

Implants consist of three parts, which include:

  • The implant itself, which is secured into the jaw.
  • The abutment, which the crown will be secured to.
  • The crown, which gives the appearance and function of a real tooth.

The Crown

Receiving an implant to replace a missing tooth is only the first step toward creating a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing prosthetic. Once the screw has been set into the jaw and healed appropriately, the next step will be to choose a dental implant crown that will act as both the actual “biting” part of the tooth, and which will offer the best combination of protection, functionality, and appearance. There are different aspects of a dental implant to consider when choosing the right crown for your implant, which can include:

  • Ease of installation and removal of the crown.
  • Aesthetic appearance of the crown.
  • Whether or not the type of crown will compliment the actual structure of the implant.
  • Long term viability, and ease of removal when a replacement may be necessary.

For these and many other reasons, it’s important to work with a dentist that both understands the complexity of a dental implant, and the importance of choosing the right crown to finish the entire structure and provide the best looks and actual day-to-day usage.

Dr. Gallon and the dental implant team at North Vancouver Smile Studio can work closely with you to choose the right crown for your implant. Whether you’ve already had an implant placed, and want to know what your options are, or you’re having a new implant placed with us and would like to review the different crowns that you can have placed, Dr. Gallon can help you. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gallon can offer some of the most affordable care for your  Vancouver dental implant needs, without sacrificing the artistry involved in proper crown fabrication and placement.

Why Your Crown Matters

Having an implant placed can seem like a majority of the work needed when replacing a missing tooth, but the crown is actually quite vital when it comes to the long term sustainability of your brand new tooth. The proper crown will help you to eat, chew, and drink comfortably, as well as provide a very natural appearance when placed next to your existing teeth. The type of crown that you choose will also affect how long the entire structure will retain stability.

So what are the types of crown that you can have placed, and how do they affect these qualities? Here is a brief review of the crowns which are most often used on implants, and why the right choice can make a difference:

A screw-retained crown can often provide the greatest amount of strength, and will be easier to remove when necessary.

cement-bonded crown may be preferable in cases where structural integrity would be compromised by screws, or in general implant crowns where the dentist feels they would be most appropriate.

Building a Strong, Healthy Smile

Whether you’re considering your options for dental implants, or you’d just like to know more about how you can improve the look and feel of an implant that you already have, Dr. Gallon can provide a consultation on some of the top features that are currently available in dentistry, as well as information on costs, long term care, and more. Schedule a consultation today at our North Vancouver office, and we’d be happy to tell you all about our dental implant crown services and what they can do for you.