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Dr. Ron Shiver can fill in small gaps in your teeth caused by lost teeth with an implant-supported dental crown. By surgically inserting a dental implant into your jaw, the doctor can attach a dental crown to the post to complete your smile. With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Shiver is proud to offer high-quality dental crowns that are customized for a realistic appearance and a comfortable fit at his office in Valdosta, GA.
In addition to the initial consultation, placement of an implant-supported dental crown typically requires two appointments. During the first, Dr. Shiver will place the metal post that serves as the artificial tooth root. If the tooth in question has not yet come out, the doctor must first extract it to make room for the dental implant.
If the tooth is no longer in place, the doctor can immediately make a small incision in the gums and create a small pilot hole in the jawbone. Through this opening, he can insert the titanium post. Finally, he will suture together the soft tissue over and around the post so that it is closed off from infection. Depending on the case, he may provide patients with a temporary crown to cover the post while you heal from the procedure.
Implant-supported dental crowns boast improved durability, reliability, and enhanced jawbone health over traditional tooth-replacement options.
Over the coming months, your jawbone will fuse with the dental implant as part of a process called osseointegration. This process is central to what makes dental implants so advantageous. The implant post is backed with the strength of your jawbone to support your prosthetic tooth in the same way that your natural tooth roots support the teeth.
Implant-supported dental crowns boast improved durability, reliability, and enhanced jawbone health over traditional tooth-replacement options. Patients can take advantage of:
In many cases, an implant-supported crown can have a significant, cascading effect on both your health and your day-to-day life.
If you are missing a tooth, or have a tooth that needs extraction, you may need an implant-supported dental crown. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shiver and his team by calling us at (229) 247-0923 or by contacting us online.