Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

tooth implants and crowns Englewood

When our patients at Vitangeli Dental in Englewood begin to seriously consider a dental implant, the relationship between the implant and a dental crown can be confusing at first. They can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations.

Let’s clear up the confusion.

1. A dental implant can work as a foundation for a crown.

A dental implant is a metal post (usually titanium) placed in the jaw. It serves as a replacement tooth root, and as a foundation for an artificial tooth (crown).

2. A crown can be used to protect a weakened tooth.

Removing tooth decay involves removing some of a tooth’s structure, which weakens it. A filling may not be enough to restore its strength, so a crown is placed over it. A crown can also strengthen a tooth following a root canal.

3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been removed, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth.

Dental crowns are a valuable tool in restorative dentistry. At Vitangeli Dental in Englewood OH, our patients come to us from Clayton, Union, and Vandalla for complete dental care. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Vitangeli Dental:

937-836-3565

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

320 Union Blvd
Englewood, Ohio
45322

 

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