For patients who are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant is an excellent option for restoring your smile. After placing your dental implant, Dr. Ajey Varma can create a customized dental implant crown to finalize your treatment and complete your smile. If you need a dental implant crown in Tacoma, Washington, we invite you to contact our office today at 253-752-6915 and schedule an appointment with our prosthodontist.
A dental implant is a permanent dental restoration that brings back the functionality, appearance, and support that your natural tooth once had. Dental implants are made up of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the crown. During your implant procedure, our dentist will place the implant post into your jawbone and attach the abutment to the top of the post. After a healing period, we will then attach a dental crown to the abutment, thus completing your procedure.
A dental crown that is used for a dental implant is much like a crown used for a natural tooth. However, instead of placing the crown over what remains of your natural tooth, it is made to fit securely over the abutment, thus providing you with a restoration that can provide the same strength and function as your natural tooth. The crown is custom-made to fit properly between your other teeth and with your bite. It is also designed to match your natural tooth color so that it will blend in with your smile and give the appearance of a natural tooth.
If you require a dental crown to complete your implant procedure, or if you would like to learn more, we welcome you to call or visit our practice today!