Crowns and Bridges using Dental Implants

Crown and Bridges on implants

A single missing tooth can replaced with a crown which is attached to an implant. As described earlier implant is a minor surgery typically done with local anesthesia in a dental operatory. After the implant placement, osseointegration begins. During this process, the jawbone grows into and unites with the surface of the dental implant. This process, which can take several months, typically from 3-6 months depending on the bone quality and density. When osseointegration is complete, the head of the implant is exposed and an impression is recorded. The impression is sent to a laboratory and a crown is fabricated. A crown can be made of PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crown or metal- free lithium di-silicate or zirconia crown. When more than one implant is missing, then either joined crowns/ or a bridge is made.

Dental Implant in the Aesthetic Zone

Implant Supported Bridge