Implant Crown Treatment Process
An implant will be placed where the natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is fully integrated, your dentist will place the implant-supported restoration (crown) on top.
The implant-supported restoration consists of two parts: the abutment and the crown. Your dentist will place the abutment on top of the implant and secure it with a screw.
Implant abutments consist of metallic (made of titanium or other biocompatible alloys) or ceramic material. Moreover, custom abutment designs help to secure the shape and contour of the gums, especially in the anterior aesthetic zone.
After fixing the abutment, your dentist will then cement or screw the implant supported crown on the abutment.
Types of Implant Crowns
As with dental crowns, implant supported crown can consist entirely out of porcelain (all-ceramic crowns) or out of a combination of metal and porcelain (metal-ceramic crowns).
Finally, the type and shape of the abutment and the crown is critical in achieving longevity along with aesthetic and functional success.