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Implant-Supported Crowns

Benefits of Implant-Supported Crowns

Can Dental Implants Work for You?

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Dental Implant Pricing Guide

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Am I a Candidate for an Implant
Supported Crown?

Most people with a missing tooth who are in good enough health to undergo oral surgery are candidates for an implant-supported crown. However, a common roadblock is a lack of jawbone tissue. When we lose teeth, the jawbone often thins and weakens over time. If you lack the jawbone to support an implant, you can undergo a bone graft to improve your candidacy.

In summary, individuals with a missing tooth can often opt for an implant-supported crown if they are healthy enough for surgery. When jawbone deficiency is present, a bone graft can enhance the chances of successful implant placement by augmenting the jawbone. This procedure enables patients who were previously ineligible for dental implants to have the opportunity for a restored smile and improved oral function.

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What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

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Treatment will typically require at least four dental visits. At the first appointment, you will meet with the dentist so he can evaluate your oral and overall health. At this time he will take a medical history, and images of your oral structure. If necessary, he may recommend a bone grafting surgery before or at the same time as your placement.

The second visit will usually be for the implant placement surgery. If any teeth need extraction, it will be done at this time. Next, a small incision is made at the gum line and a tiny access portal made into the jawbone. Through this, your dental implant is inserted. This entire implant placement process is guided by a surgical plan based on 3-D computerized tomography (CT) scans of your mouth. This allows for incredible precision in placing the implant, ensuring the least amount of trauma to surrounding tissues and optimal integration of the implant into the jawbone. Our office also offers sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, for your comfort.

Over the next four to six months, your dental implant will merge with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. As a result, the implant is backed by the strength and durability of your jawbone and essentially acts like a tooth root. After the osseointegration process is complete, you will return to have your abutments attached, which serve as a conduit between the implant and your crown. Finally, about two weeks later, you will return to have your dental crown attached.

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The Process of Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-supported crowns offer a reliable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth.
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Consultation and Evaluation

Meet with a dental professional to assess your oral health and determine if implant-supported crowns are suitable for you. X-rays and impressions may be taken for treatment planning.
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Treatment Planning

Create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Discuss the timeline, expected outcomes, and potential risks.
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Implant Placement

Under local anesthesia or sedation, the dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. Temporary crown or healing cap is placed over the implant.
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Osseointegration

Over several months, the implant fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Follow proper oral hygiene practices to aid in healing.
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Abutment Placement

The implant is exposed, and an abutment is attached to provide support for the crown. This minor surgical procedure prepares the implant for the crown.
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Crown Placement

Custom-made crown, matching the color and shape of your natural teeth, is placed on the abutment. The crown is securely bonded or screwed onto the abutment for stability and functionality.
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Follow-up Care

Receive instructions for post-treatment care, including oral hygiene practices and regular check-ups. Follow-up appointments monitor healing and ensure long-term success.
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Replace Single Missing Teeth with Implant-Supported Crowns

If you are missing a single tooth but are hesitant to pursue replacement options that alter your other teeth like dental bridges, an implant-supported crown is a reliable choice that offers stability and durability. Drs. McIntyre and Whiting at Smiles for Life Dental Care are proud to offer high-quality implant-supported dental crowns at their Bridgewater and Staunton, VA offices, which provide a realistic appearance, comfortable fit, and years of reliable functionality.
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Meet The Team

Experience dental care backed by expert and compassionate dentists. Trust in the skill and empathy of our dental professionals.

Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
Linda Clague
5/5

Alex, . Morgan, and Dr Geo are very personable and professional. I felt very relaxed the entire visit.I especially appreciated Dr. Geo's careful mouth and teeth exam. They explained everything step by step and allowed time for questions.

Mclatt
5/5

On my first visit I meet Becky, we sat down and talked about everything they do there and she allowed me to tell her about my issues with my teeth and she felt that they could help me with my problem. This is the first time I have ever been able to explain, in detail, about my past and present experiences with my dental problems. She made me feel very comfortable in taking about my care and what I would like to have done with my denture issue's. I have set up my next appointment to have x-rays done and feel very good about that! I'm looking forward to my visit and what they have to say about fixing my problem .

Dolly Kite
5/5

My dad had the appt there at the office for a broken tooth. They worked him in and made the experience as pleasant as possible for an 86 year old man. I appreciate the care, understanding and patience for him. Great visit! Great Doctor!!

beverly morris
5/5

I go to smiles for life I can't thank them enough for there kindness and caring I really like Dr Geo there all awesome but he's my favorite ♥️ they are all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable just like one big Happy family

Lynn Reedy
5/5

The best staff !! The most friendly staff of any dentist office I have ever been too. Dr Geo is the best. Super friendly. Recommend this dentist office to any one especially if you have a fear of dentist (as I myself ).

Warren Wise
5/5

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper
5/5

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller
5/5

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

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