All-Ceramic Crown on Implant

If you have only one missing tooth, a dental crown on a dental implant is probably your best choice.

Like the natural root, a dental implant provides the foundation for a dental crown, in this case a new all-ceramic dental crown. A Nobel Biocare all-ceramic dental crown on a dental implant looks and functions very much like the missing tooth did. Nobel Biocare has a forty-year history of success stories using dental implants and dental crowns, and leads the dental implant market.

Ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for a Nobel Biocare dental implant and all-ceramic dental crown.

The first step to your new teeth is an examination of your current situation by your dentist. During the examination, you may be presented with the option to follow a conventional process or a state-of-the-art guided process to place your single dental implant.

Conventional Process

Under the conventional process, your dentist will take x-rays to see how your jawbone looks to determine the position for placing the dental implant. Often an impression will be taken of your current teeth and jawbone.

Guided Process

Under the guided process, your dentist uses a computerized tomography (CT) scan, or a model of your jawbone, to plan your entire dental procedure before it begins. Keyhole surgery is used to place the dental implant. This minimally invasive technique reduces the healing time traditionally experienced in the conventional process, as well as the need for stitches, a significant amount of swelling, and much of the discomfort arising when your dental implants are placed using conventional methods.
Conventional Process

Under the conventional process, you’ll undergo the following:

- You’ll receive local anesthesia

- Your dentist will place your dental implant

- Your dentist will place a temporary tooth to your dental implant, so you can eat during the healing process

- At the same time, your dentist may take an impression from which your final tooth will be made

Guided Process

Under the keyhole method, you’ll undergo the following:

- You’ll receive local anesthesia

- Using the surgical guide and keyhole surgery, your dentist will then place your dental implant

Once placed, your dentist will place a temporary tooth and take an impression for your final all-ceramic crown
Conventional Process

After your dentist has determined that your gums have sufficiently healed you’ll return to have your final tooth fitted and cemented. Your dentist will ensure that your bite is correct and you’re pleased with the results.

Guided Process

You’ll return to your dentist and have your custom-made all-ceramic crown fitted.



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