At Quagga Dentist, we create crowns that fit over implants. Oftentimes a dental implant is attached when a natural tooth is either missing or must be removed due to injury or decay. The implant becomes the support system for a new tooth and replaces the root. Once the implant is in place and ready for restoration, we take a mould of the implant to create a special crown.
Dental crowns can be made from a wide variety of materials like porcelain, ceramics, gold, silver and metal alloys. We mainly create crowns from zirconia as they are the most durable and aesthetically pleasing material.
How is the crown placed?
Since the dental implant ends at the gum line, and there is no longer a tooth structure to fill the centre of the dental implant crown. This means we have to make an abutment (connector). This portion of the restoration, typically made of a strong ceramic called Zirconia will tie the submerged dental implant to the new crown. The abutment is held in place by a screw that goes through a small hole in the centre of the abutment, joining the implant and the abutment. The abutment is designed to provide the strength to support the implant and to bear the forces of one's bite.
If you would like more information on dental implants crowns, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.