A dental implant is installed when a person loses one or more teeth. The dental implant itself is like a screw that is used to anchor the dental crown. A dental crown is a custom-made “tooth” that is made to specifically match the teeth of the person having the dental procedure done. In addition to the dental implant that acts as an anchor to the gums, there is a middle piece called an abutment, which acts as a base for the dental crown and connects the dental crown to the dental implant. All three pieces work together to replace a missing tooth for an individual looking to restore their smile. Dental implants with a dental crown make it possible to have a full smile without people noticing your teeth are not real.
To schedule an appointment to get a dental crown and implant, contact our team at Sunrise Dental. We want to restore your smile and help you regain the confidence you had before you lost or damaged a tooth. Our family dentists are accessible to residents who live in Cary, Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Apex, and Morrisville, NC.