Dental Implant + Dental Crown
A single dental implant coupled with a single dental crown creates a realistic replica of your healthy, natural tooth. Rather than relying on a dental bridge, which requires modifying nearby teeth to support the replacement tooth (or pontic), an implant and crown needs no additional support. Dr. Stewart can leave your healthy teeth completely intact, using the implant post to support the replacement tooth.
Losing a single tooth isn’t as dramatic as losing several or all of your teeth, but even one missing tooth can have negative consequences for your oral health by making it difficult to chew, and embarrassing to smile. If you’ve lost a tooth and want to find out if an implant and crown is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stewart by calling our Livonia, MI, office at 734-425-4400.
Are You a Candidate?
Most adult patients who’ve lost a single tooth are candidates for a dental implant and crown. However, if you have any teeth that exhibit tooth decay, especially near the implant site, then the condition will have to be treated before the implant post can be placed.
You might also need a prerequisite procedure if you exhibit signs of gingivitis or gum disease, or if there is not enough bone at the implant site to support the post. Before recommending dental implant placement, Dr. Stewart will develop a treatment plan to restore your oral health.