Albertville and Gadsden, Alabama
Dental implants are an effective treatment for missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a metal titanium post that is permanently placed into the jawbone in the area of the missing tooth. Once the bone has successfully healed, an abutment is attached to the implant post and functions as a connector piece for a dental implant crown. A dental implant crown is necessary to complete treatment for an implant. Dental implant crowns look and function like a typical dental crown, and even more so like your natural teeth. However, dental implant crowns attach to an abutment instead of fitting over a patient’s natural tooth. When treatment is complete, your dental implant crown will blend in with your natural teeth.
A dental implant crown can either be cemented or screwed into the abutment. It is important that prior to attaching the dental implant crown, that the implant itself is placed in a particular direction and depth in the jawbone. This ensures that once the dental implant crown is attached to the abutment, it appears naturally in-line with the gum tissue and surrounding teeth.
We use a state-of-the-art 3D conebeam image to digitally plan every implant case before any drilling is done on the patient. This ensures accurate placement and surgical precision, which helps shorten healing time. We not only place implants to replace a single missing tooth, but we also use implants to support complete dentures and removable partial dentures, which gives incredible support and stability for these prostheses.
How much do dental implant crowns cost?
Since the cost of a dental implant, abutment, and crown varies for each patient, we encourage you to contact Wall Street Dentistry for a consultation. Our dentists will evaluate your needs for a dental implant and determine the cost of recreating your beautiful smile.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
At your initial appointment, Dr. Renfroe and Dr. Conley will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If not, they may recommend a dental bridge instead.