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Implant Crown

AnnMarie Olson DDS PA

Restorative, Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Austin, TX

Are you discouraged by missing or severely damaged teeth? If so, find out if implant crowns are the answer to your woes. Implant crowns are dental crowns that the practice attaches to dental implants, which are artificial titanium tooth roots. Implant crowns are durable and permanent, and they restore beauty and function to your teeth. Book your consultation with Dr. Olson online or over the phone today.

Implant Crown Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial titanium roots that are placed by Dr. Olson or your Dental Surgeon. Once integrated into your natural bone, dental implants are extremely strong and durable.

Dental implants allow dentists to place dental prosthetics, such as crowns, where they otherwise couldn’t.

How are implants placed? 

To place a dental implant, your team first creates a 3D image of your mouth and utilizes a 3D CT image of your jaw. A model is created to help Doctor Olson, or your Dental Surgeon place the artificial titanium root. Once the implant is in place, you wait several months for it to integrate with the jawbone.

How do you place implant crowns?

Once your implant has integrated with your jawbone, you will go through a few steps to have a permanent implant-supported crown created. 

Abutment placement

The first thing your dental team does once your artificial root heals is placing the abutment. The abutment is a connector to which the crown directly connects.

To place the abutment, your team removes the healing cap placed by Dr. Olson or your Dental surgeon and attaches the abutment to your dental implant. The abutment might remain in place, or your healing cap might be replaced depending on the type of implant system. Dr. Olson and her team will scan your abutment or take an impression to work with an outside laboratory.  

Crown selection and placement

Your new crown is specialized to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth and will be cemented or placed with a screw to the abutment.

Are implant crowns right for me?

Implant crowns improve both the look and functionality of your smile. They might be right for you if you:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Have a fully mature jawbone
  • Have healthy gums
  • Have a jawbone that is healthy enough to hold implants
  • Don’t smoke tobacco products
  • Can’t or don’t want to wear dentures

To be a candidate for implant crowns, you must also be willing to commit several months to the process. Your results are long-lasting and impactful.

If you’re ready to restore your smile with Dental Implants, reach out to AnnMarie Olson DDS PA to learn more about dental implant crowns. Contact the practice online or over the phone today.