When you look into the mirror, smile, and don’t like what you see, it can be very frustrating. After all, many people say that a smile is the window to the soul, and if you aren’t happy with your smile, it can have a substantial effect on your overall health and wellness.
If you are missing one or more teeth, we understand what you’re going through. It can lead to embarrassment and not wanting to smile in public.
At Blevins Dentistry, we don’t want you going through life feeling this way because we know there is a solution; a better way to restore your teeth and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
In this article, we’re going to discuss dental implants with crowns and how this combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures may be exactly what you are looking for.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants use titanium screws to mimic your natural tooth roots. When implants are placed, they are inserted into your jawbone. After some time has passed, the implant will fuse together with your jawbone to create a strong foundation for your new tooth.
One common misconception many people have regarding dental implants is that any dentist can do them. In reality, many dental practices will actually refer you to a specialist who has additional experience placing implants.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with this. However, many patients find it more convenient to have their implants placed by a dentist who can also perform routine dental exams, as well as cosmetic procedures.
At Blevins Dentistry, we take care of the entire dental implants procedure (as well as many other services) all under one roof.
What About Abutments?
While the abutment is definitely the “middle child” of the implants process, it plays the important role of connecting the titanium implant to the porcelain crown.
Typically, a dental implant abutment can either be prefabricated or custom made. While the placement of the implant is the most important factor, custom abutments may be required in certain situations (Dr. Blevins will advise you on all aspects of the implant procedure, including which implant abutments should be used).
What are Porcelain Crowns?
Dental crowns are the only part of a dental implant that you will see once your procedure is complete. The titanium screws and abutments are “under the hood” so to speak.
What’s unique about our dental practice is that we incorporate a leading technology known as CEREC into our dental crowns process. Using CEREC technology, we are able to manufacture your porcelain crowns in a single day…right in our office!
If you would like to learn more about the CEREC technology we use at Blevins Dentistry or to see a few videos where Dr. Blevins addresses some common concerns regarding dental implants, click the links below:
So are Dental Implants with Crowns Right for You?
If you are missing one or more teeth, then dental implants combined with either porcelain crowns or a bridge may be the best treatment option to restore your smile and self confidence.
Patients travel to our Mullins office from Florence, Loris, Aynor, Dillon, Latta, Marion, Conway, North Myrtle & Myrtle Beach, Longs, Little River and other surrounding areas for cosmetic, general, and restorative dental services. If you are in or around that area, please give our office a call to schedule your dental implants consultation today!