CHOOSING A CROWNBoth procedures are equally effective in restoring your smile, but there are several significant differences between an implant crown and a crown. Depending on your overall oral health, including your teeth and gums, one procedure might be better suited to you than the other. If you happen to be a good candidate for both techniques, your decision could be based on personal preference or your budget.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CROWNS AND IMPLANT CROWNSTo help you make an informed decision, here’s everything you need to know about crowns and implant crowns.
DENTAL CROWNSA crown can best be described as a prosthetic cap that fits over your own tooth. A crown is considered to be one of the most versatile dentistry options when it comes to getting your teeth back to their former glory. It can also prevent further damage by protecting the cracked, compromised, or decayed teeth, and it is a preferred cosmetic technique to whiten stained or discolored teeth. A crown, once fitted, is the visible part of your tooth that everyone will see, which is why they are customized to meet your needs, considering everything from your alignment and bite to the color, shape as well as the size of your natural teeth.
- Crowns are usually recommended by your dentist to:
- Repair and support a tooth that is badly decayed.
- Provide protection for a tooth after a procedure like a root canal.
- Prevent further damage to worn down or broken teeth.