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Implant-Retained Crown – Denton, TX

Fill the Space of a Missing Tooth

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Nothing is more devastating than losing a tooth. Not only is it easy to feel insecure about your incomplete smile, but it will also create new challenges in your daily life. You may struggle to chew your favorite foods, or your words may sound slurred. Not to mention, there are complications brewing beneath the surface of your gum tissue that can negatively impact your oral health. You don’t need to live with the empty space. We can rebuild your smile with dental implants in Denton. Besides traditional treatments, we also offer a close replica of your natural tooth using an implant-retained crown.

Fixed Bridge

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The most traditional solution to replace a single missing tooth is a fixed bridge. Your dentist in Denton takes an impression of your mouth to recreate the portion of the tooth you’ve lost that’s visible above the gum line. The bridge is held in place using dental crowns bonded to your adjacent teeth.

A dental crown is a custom-made cap placed over the entire surface of a tooth down to the gum line. Typically, they are used to repair damaged teeth, but they can also be used to support a bridge. Although this method is effective, you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.

Implant-Retained Crown

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An implant-retained crown is a bit different from a fixed bridge because it replaces the entire structure of a tooth. A titanium implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as a new root. This stimulates your jaw to cause your bone to fuse to the post. An abutment is placed onto the post to connect your dental crown.

Instead of covering a tooth, your dental crown will be secured to the implant post to mimic what you’ve lost. You’ll enjoy the next best thing to what natural gave you without needing to permanently alter any healthy teeth. Your new tooth will be secured to your jawbone, so you won’t need to worry about any added stress on your remaining healthy teeth.

Benefits of an Implant-Retained Crown

Replacing the entire structure of a tooth provides exceptional benefits that aren’t possible using a traditional fixed bridge. Overall, you’ll advantage from:

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You don’t need to live with a gap in your smile. You can replace missing teeth in Denton using a solution proven to last for a lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants. We look forward to completing your smile.

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