Implant Retained: Crowns

Crowns Prevent Bone Loss and Keep You Smiling

Because dental crowns serve a variety of purposes, they’re a go-to solution in Dr. Harris’ toolbox for your total dental care. Her #1 goal is always making sure you and your teeth look and feel your best.

It’s important to fill a gap in your mouth left by a missing tooth. Missing teeth can be devastating to your self-esteem and can make it difficult to chew and talk. Gaps can also cause additional problems with your remaining teeth, and even affect your bite.

Plus, once you lose a tooth, you lose bone height and width forever. Bone loss can lead to severe nerve pain. It can also impact your future options for dentures — some people have no bone left to put a denture on.

There are several additional advantages to choosing an implant retained crown:

  • It will slow or stop bone loss
  • It will save your bone height and width
  • It prevents your remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to gum disease and broken teeth
  • You will still have bone to hold dentures

An implant retained crown is shaped like a tooth, looks like a tooth, and acts like a tooth. So no matter where in your mouth you need one, you can be confident no one will know it’s not your real tooth. Compared to a traditional crown, the key difference is an implant retained crown has an implant under it that attaches to your jaw and holds it in place. A traditional crown is placed on top of a real tooth with roots.

You can eat, brush, and floss regularly with an implant retained crown. It will match your existing teeth because Dr. Harris will customize the look and the fit just for you.

Whatever your reason for considering an implant retained crown, Dr. Harris will always help you make the choice that’s best for you — to meet your personal goals, prevent future problems, and keep you smiling with confidence.

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Featured Testimonial

I’m in love with Dr. Harris and her staff! They are always so welcoming and they take the anxiety out of going to the dentist. I can sincerely say I enjoy going to the dentist!

- Mosely