Crowns or Dental Implants

Difference between Crowns or Implants

Some people thinking about Dental Implants hear the word Crowns being passed around.  They may wonder which is best, crowns or dental implants.

A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth, this is to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.  The ideal scenario is that you feel its part of your own set of teeth. 

If you are an adult and have a missing tooth, you should consider a Crowns or Dental Implants,  our adult teeth don’t grow in like a child’s.  We need to take great care of our teeth but its good to know there are options available should we need to use them.  The discussion between Crowns or Dental Implants is a popular one, the dental crowns are certainly keeping your existing tooth intact, however the dental implant is removing the tooth and root, then replacing it completely.  The process takes months to complete, maybe even up to 6 months with regular dentist appointments.

You need to take into consideration the time factor, if you need to see your dentist regularly then you will maybe need to take time off work to make the appointment time given, this does not suit everyone.  You also need to know what to expect before and after either procedure.  There are big differences in the after-care of the crown or dental implant.  If you know what to expect, you will be able to cope phsycologically with the fact that you have had major dentist work done.  Your face will be puffy, swollen and bruised.  You will get a fright if your dentist hasn’t discussed all this with you.

The end result will be incredible, we have a friend who got it done and she wishes she had it done years ago.  She had trouble with her teeth all her life and now at the age of 48, she feels in her prime.  She feels sexy and confident.