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Crowns Vs. Dental Implants: Which One Is More Suitable For You?


Posted on 3/8/2021 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Crowns Vs. Dental Implants: Which One Is More Suitable For You?If one or more of your teeth have been affected by trauma or decay, your dentist may suggest a crown or implant to fix the issue. A crown is a cap that resembles a natural tooth. It is placed over a broken tooth to cover it.

An implant is an artificial tooth that is used to replace an entire tooth, including its root. Choosing between a crown and a dental implant requires having in-depth knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Crowns


A crown is simply a replacement for the outer surface of a tooth that is visible in the mouth. It helps attach it to the remaining teeth around the gap.

Pros of Using Crowns


•  Crowns prevent further tooth decay.
•  Crowns offer support for teeth that have been harmed by bacteria.
•  They offer a protective covering after a root canal treatment.
•  They help keep a cracked or chipped tooth in place.
•  Crowns can improve the look of your teeth.

Cons of Using Crowns


•  Crowns are irreversible as the tooth has to be filed into position before a crown is fitted.
•  You may experience increased sensitivity after the procedure.
•  There is a risk of getting the crown chipped.
•  Dental cement that keeps the crown in its position may wash away with time.

Implants


A dental implant is a surgical implant that is fixed to replace a missing tooth. Here are some of its pros and cons:

Pros of an Implant


•  Implants are permanent and long-lasting.
•  They do not disturb the surrounding teeth.
•  Dental implants pose a minimum infection risk.

Cons of an Implant


•  Dental implants are more expensive.
•  They require more time to be set in place.
•  Not all patients are eligible for implants as you have to be medically fit to undergo surgery.

Evaluate the pros and cons carefully to figure out which procedure may be better for you. At Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP, Dr. Frank W. Sallustio and Dr. Sallustio are experienced professionals who can recommend the best procedure and offer expert service to cure your dental woes. Schedule an appointment by calling us at (623) 738-2639 today.

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