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Implant-Retained Crowns – North Raleigh, NC

Strong & Healthy Tooth Replacements

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Are you missing one or more teeth? While there are many options for tooth replacement, none are better for your health and appearance than implant-retained crowns. Combining our custom dental crowns with the unique benefits of dental implants, Dr. Philip A. Lisk can restore your smile back to its natural function and beauty. Read on to learn more about implant-retained crowns and the process of receiving them.

What are Implant-Retained Crowns?

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Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. We can use dental implants in North Raleigh to support these crowns when you’re missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. Once your implant has been placed, it fuses to your jawbone to create a strong and sturdy support. Then, we will place a dental crown on top of it to complete your smile.

The Process of Receiving Implant-Retained Crowns

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First, you will come into our office for a dental implant consultation. Dr. Lisk, your expert dentist in North Raleigh, will carefully check the condition of your oral health, the number of teeth that you’re missing, and the strength of your jawbone before developing a personalized treatment plan. Then, he will schedule the date of your implant surgery.

During surgery, small incisions will be made in your gums where you’re missing teeth. Once the jawbone can be accessed, small holes will be drilled to place your dental implants. After, we must wait at least 3 to 4 months for your implants to completely fuse to your jawbone. During this waiting period, you’ll be given temporary crowns to maintain your smile’s appearance. After, you’ll come into our office, where Dr. Lisk will take impressions of your mouth with your new dental implants. These impressions will be used to create your custom-made dental crowns in North Raleigh. Lastly, Dr. Lisk will ensure that you’re happy with your final results, before permanently placing your dental crowns on your implants for a strong and healthy set of teeth.

How Should I Care for My Implant-Retained Crowns?

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Thankfully, caring for your implant-retained crown doesn’t differ much from your normal oral healthcare routine. It’s vital to brush and floss your teeth daily, and you can even add a nonalcoholic mouthwash for extra protection against plaque and bacteria. Additionally, it’s important to visit our office for routine checkups to ensure that your implant-retained crowns are in good shape.  

With proper care, your dental implants themselves can last a lifetime. However, the dental crowns will eventually have to be replaced. You should avoid chewing on nonfood items and hard foods that can cause damage to extend their lifespan.

The Cost of Implant-Retained Crowns

The overall cost of your implant-retained crowns will depend largely on how many teeth you’re missing, the condition of your oral health, and how strong your jawbone is. Once these factors have been determined, Dr. Lisk can give you a precise estimate on the cost of your treatment. Additionally, it’s important to understand that your dental crowns will also factor into the total cost of your treatment. Insurance may be able to cover certain aspects of treatment like your consultation, but this can vary from plan to plan. We also offer financing options to provide our patients with affordable and quality dentistry.