Do you have damaged or missing teeth you want to repair? If so, you need restorative dental service. The terminology and procedures involved in repairing teeth can feel confusing. Work with a dental professional you can trust to explain the differences between dental crowns and dental implants and implement the treatments effectively.
Dental crowns and implants restore oral health and offer cosmetic and functional improvements. While both procedures work as a dental restoration, they each serve different purposes and circumstances. Atlanta Smiles provides dental crowns and dental implants for our comprehensive treatment solutions.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a tooth-colored restoration that covers the entire exposed surface of the tooth. A dental crown corrects damaged or decayed teeth, strengthens weakened teeth, helps prevent future damage to the tooth. With a crown, the root remains intact in the gum.
We offer crowns made from porcelain and all-white zirconium. If required, we can also use gold metal crowns. Each type of crown offers durability; however, porcelain and all-white zirconium offer a more aesthetic option. A crown provides an alternative to tooth extraction. Crowns may require replacement after 10 to 15 years.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Typically, patients do not choose between a crown or an implant. Instead, the dentist recommends the correct procedure depending on the issue involved. Dental crowns offer many benefits for patients suffering from severely decayed or damaged teeth when a filling no longer works. Not only do crowns restore the tooth’s function, but the crown also provides cosmetic benefits by restoring the color and shape of the tooth’s surface.
- Stronger tooth surface
- Works with other procedures like a bridge to provide support
- Avoid tooth extraction
- Resolve pain from sensitivity or cavity
- Low maintenance
- Improve the appearance of the tooth
- Protect a tooth from additional damage
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant permanently replaces a lost tooth. The implant requires a surgical procedure to attach the artificial tooth to the jawbone. The goal of an implant is to improve the patient’s oral health and appearance. An implant works with other dental procedures, like bridges or crowns, to correct multiple oral health issues.
We offer endosteal and subperiosteal implants based on the patient’s unique treatment plan and wellness goals. When taken care of, most dental implants last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants give patients a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. A dental implant connects to the jawbone for increased structural support, unlike dentures or bridges. Missing teeth can lead to unwanted issues like bone loss, speech impediment, and insecurity about one’s appearance. Dental implants resolve these consequences of tooth loss.
- Permanent tooth replacement
- Prevent bone loss
- Enhance smile
- Improve speech
- Maintain face shape
- Low maintenance
What is the Right Treatment to Improve Oral Health?
At Atlanta Smiles, we work with each patient to develop the optimal treatment plan. Not only do we offer dental implants and dental crowns, but we also offer an integrated approach. Our treatment solutions can include a combination of procedures to restore your oral health and smile.
Contact Atlanta Smiles to schedule an appointment or learn more about crowns or implants. You deserve a beautiful and healthy smile!