Do You Need A Permanent Crown When Getting A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are one of the most modern methods to replace a missing tooth. People getting their first dental implant from Dr. Jonathan Titus and the team atTitus Dentistry serving Pendleton, Indiana, may think that the implant replaces the entire tooth, but this is not exactly true. 

A dental implant comprises three components: the implant post, the abutment, and the crown. The implant only replaces the missing tooth’s structure below the gumline (the root). So, do you need a dental crown when you get an implant? The answer is yes! While the implant supports the replacement tooth, the crown will provide the appearance and functionality you think of when considering a tooth replacement.

The Importance of A Permanent Crown When Getting A Dental Implant

Once you have your dental implant surgery, you may be antsy to get back to having a normal smile and being able to chew your food normally. There will be a timeframe following your procedure where your implant will need to heal and fuse to the jawbone. Once this is done, your permanent dental crown can be placed. This is usually around six to eight weeks after your procedure is complete. During this time, a temporary crown will be put in place.

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Functionality of Your Permanent Crown

Temporary dental crowns will be a quick solution as you wait for your surgical site to heal and for the implant to fuse to the jawbone. This will allow you to function as usual to a point. Because temporary crowns are not as durable as your eventual permanent crown, they will only last a few months. Having your permanent crown placed will ensure you are able to put it through the natural wear and tear that a normal tooth goes through daily.

To learn more about dental implants or if you are seeking options for tooth replacement, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Titus at Titus Dentistry, serving Anderson, Pendleton, and Muncie, Indiana, by calling (765) 358-5868 today.

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An alumnus of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Titus is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He always prioritizes his patients by striving to provide the best possible dental care.

With the constant developments and changes in the industry, Dr. Titus makes sure to invest his time in continuous education and training from some of the most respected and skilled dental institutions. This is done to stay abreast of any dental practices and technology that may contribute to improving his efficiency and accuracy when treating his patients. Through this, he maintains his quality of work and exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Dr. Titus is presently a member of the Dawson Academy Alumni, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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