Do I need implant-supported crowns?
Dental implants are an excellent solution for most of our patients who are interested in replacing missing, broken or failing teeth. They are incredibly versatile, replacing one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch. With the help of Dr. Shivani Gupta at Peninsula Dental Implant Center, patients in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, California can learn more about specific types of implants and their restorations, including implant-supported dental crowns. This is a dental crown or cap that is placed over the dental implant to replace a single tooth.
When do I need an implant-supported dental crown?
An implant-supported dental crown is recommended when you need to replace a missing tooth or have extensive damage to an existing one. First, the dental implant is placed in the jawbone during oral surgery with Dr. Shivani Gupta following extraction, if needed. Then, the abutment, the piece that rests above the gumline, is covered with a dental crown. This dental crown is customized to the patient to ensure it looks natural after being placed over the implant abutment.
How long will my implant-supported dental crown last?
Implant-supported dental crowns are made with a very strong material called zirconia, they often last a decade or longer with proper care and attention. These crowns are supported and reinforced by custom abutments made of titanium. Patients are advised to take good care of the smile and see their dentist regularly for evaluations to monitor the function and health of the crown and implant for longevity.
How much does an implant-supported dental crown cost?
Dr. Gupta’s staff will review the insurance benefits and provide a customized treatment plan. We have an-office CAD/CAM dental lab where we custom design and fabricate implant crowns. This makes the implant crowns more affordable and patients get crowns faster in fewer appointments. Due to our own lab, we also make crowns for various implant systems that are placed by other dentists. We encourage our patients interested in this treatment to schedule a consultation and bring their dental insurance card with them to get an accurate cost for treatment and to discuss financing for any out-of-pocket costs.
Are you considering implant-supported dental crowns for tooth replacement?
If you have one or more missing or broken teeth and are considering dental implants for your smile, we invite you to contact Dr. Shivani Gupta and her dedicated team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center near Half Moon Bay, CA, by calling (650) 232-7650.
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