Many people think of a crown as something that saves a tooth from being extracted. However, crowns are also used in dental implants. In fact, the dental implant is made up of three parts: the implant, the abutment to hold the crown, and the crown itself. Here’s what you need to know about crowns before you get dental implants.
What Is a Crown?
A crown fits over an abutment, which holds the crown in place after bonding. A crown looks just like a normal tooth, and it can be made to match the shade of the rest of your teeth. The crown is made of porcelain, so it lasts quite a long time. You still have to practice good dental hygiene with a crown because failing to do so will wear it down faster. [Read more…]