Conventional crowns are put over a decayed or damaged tooth to help support and protect it. An implant-retained crown may be used to replace a lost tooth. Most frequently, an implant-retained crown restores a single lost tooth, but sometimes two teeth could be combined and connected to one implant. The dental implant helps hold the crown and makes it durable against grinding, chewing, and other factors. Your crown is selected to blend with the shape and color of your other teeth to give you a beautiful and natural smile. As one of the most recent advancements in advanced dentistry, dentist Dr. Lauren Shanard is very happy to offer implant-retained dental crowns to provide her patients long-lasting outcomes. Contact Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT to find out more about implant-retained dental crowns as a means to restore lost teeth.
"The whole group here is professional and knowledgeable. Special thanks to Marie. She was so friendly and helpful."- B.G. / Google / Apr 18, 2022
"I habe been a patient at Contemporary Dental Arts for 13 yrs. I love coming here for all my dental needs: friendly, exceedingly professional care, & clean. Julie at the front desk is friendly & accommodating. Mary the Dental Hygenist is exceptionally thorough and professional— you really feel her care and her 40+ yrs of expertise shines through in her cleanings. And she’s great to be with. Dr Shannard genuinely cares about her patients, is incredibly professional, and her expertise is the reason I keep returning."- J. / Google / Mar 24, 2022
"Dr Shanard and her team are wonderful people. Julie is an amazing helper on the front counter. Everyone is so organized and the facility is very clean. I only use contemporary dental arts for my dental and oral care needs."- R.Q. / Google / Mar 23, 2022
"This is a wonderful dental practice, led by Dr. Lauren Shannard. Dr. Shannard is a perfectionist both in techniques and in ability to match color and shape on crowns and repairs. The facility is up-to-date and well furnished. The team, including dental assistant Marie and hygienists, are all excellent. I highly recommend this practice."- B.T. / Google / Dec 14, 2021
"Hi!! I’m looking to speak with a dentist office from Vermont. I’m doing a little research for a project and would like to ask you a few questions. If we have a good fit, We might be able to work together and get new customers for your business. If you agree, we could set up a quick 5-10 minutes interview through Skype or Zoom. I look forward to hear from you soon!! Alfonso Franco"- A.A. / Facebook / Feb 12, 2020
The perfect patient for getting an implant-retained crown would be a person with overall good jaw and gum health who is missing a couple of teeth. Missing a tooth is much more than just a cosmetic issue since it can make it difficult to smile, eat, and talk. It can also cause movement in your other teeth, which makes your bite uneven. An implanted crown could be a choice to replace an older bridge if you'd like a sturdier restoration with fewer diet restrictions. Before advocating an implant-retained crown, Dr. Shanard will discuss all possible choices for replacing your lost tooth/teeth, and plan the ideal form of treatment for your particular needs and goals.
What to Expect
Your procedure for getting an implant-retained crown generally occurs in two appointments and might take several months. The first step of the process is implant surgery where the post in placed in the jawbone. There's a recovery time required following this procedure, which could be anywhere from 2 – 3 months. Before the next phase, Dr. Shanard will take dental impressions so that your custom crown can be made. Once the implant has healed into your gums and jaw, the crown will be connected to the implant. If necessary, Dr. Shanard will make minor alterations to the implant and crown so that the fit is comfortable and secure.
After every step of this process, Dr. Shanard will provide you with home recovery directions. She can also recommend another visit to check the fit of your implant-retained crown. You should continue to schedule yearly dental exams and twice yearly cleanings at Contemporary Dental Arts. Furthermore, you need to follow a good home dental care regimen.
Sometimes, your dental insurance carrier might partly cover the cost of your implant-retained crown. Our financial staff will get in touch with your insurer to understand what portion of the price you may need to pay. Contemporary Dental Arts takes several forms of payment for out-of-pocket expenses or in case you do not have insurance. We can even help you find low-interest medical financing to make your procedure easier to manage.
Whenever you're missing a tooth, it may result in negative side effects for the rest of your mouth and teeth. That is why Contemporary Dental Arts offers implant-retained crowns as a long-term treatment to fix your smile. To find out more information about this particular dental treatment, contact our practice in Williston, VT to schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Shanard.