An implant-supported crown is an attractive and natural-looking restoration that’s placed atop a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Representing the most advanced method of care for replacing a missing tooth, an implant-supported crown comes the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of your natural smile.
While the traditional method of replacing a missing tooth with a three-unit bridge remains an effective way to rebuild your smile, it requires placing crowns on the teeth adjacent to the edentulous space. This process involves preparing at least two natural teeth for full coverage crowns. Unlike this approach to care, a dental implant does not affect the neighboring teeth in any way. Serving as a stand-alone, surgical post that’s placed in the precise location of the missing tooth, a dental implant fully integrates with the surrounding bone and behaves in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth.
Dental implants offer an excellent solution for reestablishing a complete and beautiful smile and provide unrivaled stability for implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures.