Achieve Lasting Results
with Implant-Supported Crowns
Tooth loss can take a serious toll on your daily life, impacting your ability to chew and speak properly. For patients struggling with tooth loss, Dr. Roger Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart can place and restore a dental implant with a custom implant-supported crown. This option not only improves the function and aesthetics of your smile, but can improve your oral health by encouraging jawbone regrowth. For your convenience, we can perform the entire procedure at our Jackson, MS, office, eliminating the need for outside specialists. At Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A., we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health using advanced restorative techniques.
What is an Implant-Supported Crown?
To restore a smile after tooth loss, we may recommend an implant-supported crown. Unlike a traditional restoration, an implant-supported crown is supported by dental implants rather than nearby teeth. This option can be used to replace a single missing tooth or adjacent missing teeth when combined with a pontic, or artificial tooth, to form a bridge. Dental implants and restorations closely mimic the natural tooth from root to crown, stimulating the nerves within your jaw to improve oral health and jawbone strength.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for an implant-supported crown include patients who:
- Are missing a single tooth
- Have good oral health
- Have sufficient jawbone tissue to support implant posts
- Have no signs of gum disease or chronic health concerns
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products
- Are committed to a healthy oral hygiene program
During your consultation, your doctor can assess the health of your smile, taking the time to review your cosmetic goals and answer any questions you may have. We can then design a personalized plan to restore your smile with a custom-made implant-supported crown. For patients who require a prerequisite bone graft or sinus lift, our team can streamline your treatment, performing all preliminary procedures in-house.
The Treatment Process
Before beginning dental implant surgery, we can administer anesthesia for optimal comfort. Once you are ready, your doctor can make small incision and surgically insert the titanium post into the jawbone. After closing the incision with sutures, you can begin the healing process known as osseointegration. During this four to six month phase, the implant post will fuse with your natural jawbone to create a strong foundation for your dental crown. Throughout this period, we can monitor your progress during a series of follow-up appointments to ensure your jawbone is healing properly.
This option not only improves the function and aesthetics of your smile, but can improve your oral health by encouraging jawbone regrowth.
Once your gums have recovered, we can take impressions of your smile to create your customized dental crown. Our trusted dental laboratory can fabricate your restoration to match the natural shape, size, and color of your remaining teeth for the most realistic results. Once complete, your doctor can affix your prosthetic to your dental implant to reveal your beautiful, new smile.
Choosing to repair your smile with an implant-supported crown can provide:
- Improved dental function
- Increased self-confidence
- Lasting and natural-looking aesthetics
- Enhanced jawbone and oral health
To ensure the highest quality care, we craft our crowns using only the most durable, natural-looking materials.
Schedule Your Consultation
Implant-supported crowns can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile and improve your long-term oral health. If you are interested in learning how an implant-supported crown can benefit you, contact our practice online or call (601) 956-1230 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart. Our staff can also complete a complimentary insurance evaluation to confirm your insurance coverage. We can review our CareCredit® financing options to help with any out-of-pocket costs.