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Do I Need a Dental Crown or Dental Implant?

Side-by-side image of a dental crown next to a dental implant

Having a complete and functioning smile significantly influences your quality of life. Daily activities can quickly become challenging when one or more of your teeth become damaged or missing. If this applies to you, you may be wondering if you’d benefit from a dental crown or dental implant.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a nonsurgical restorative treatment that can reinforce a weakened tooth and/or improve its appearance. A dental crown fits entirely over a damaged or decayed tooth to improve its strength and prevent additional damage.

A dental crown also closely resembles, feels, and functions like a natural tooth, while allowing you to continue daily living without pain or discomfort.

Dental Implants

A dental implant consists of a titanium post connected to an artificial tooth. The titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone and will fuse with the jawbone for a stable and secure base for a tooth restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge, or dentures.

An implant closely resembles, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also stimulate bone growth for healthy gum tissue.

Patients missing teeth will need dental implants, a dental bridge, or a partial denture to fill in the gaps. A tooth that is severely damaged and not salvageable with a root canal and crown will need to be extracted, followed by a tooth replacement.

Restorative Dental Treatments in Henderson, NV

At Amber Hills Dental, we always recommend the solution that is best for your oral health. We’re here to help you determine the right restorative option for your needs. Please contact our team today to get started on restoring your smile!