Crowns vs. Implants

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If you are debating whether to get crowns vs. implants, it is important to understand what each procedure entails and how they are used to transform your smile and replace missing teeth.  At Light Breeze Dental, we offer both solutions for patients living in Irvine, CA and the 92606 area.  We believe in taking a personalized approach to patient care so when you schedule a consultation, we will examine your teeth and gums prior to making a recommendation as to which procedure would be the best for you.

Crowns

When considering crowns vs. implants, one thing you must decide is whether or not you are comfortable with oral surgery.  When crowns are used to restore or replace teeth, they do so without surgery and are, therefore, less invasive.  A crown is a cap that surrounds a tooth in order to protect it fully.  This makes it an ideal solution for saving teeth that have become cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged.  In order to place the crown, the tooth must be prepared by having a portion of the enamel removed so that the surrounding teeth are not disturbed.  In addition to saving natural teeth, dental crowns are used to replace missing ones by creating a bridge.  In this procedure, a crown is placed on the two teeth surrounding the missing one, in order to hold up a bridge and synthetic tooth or crown.  To discuss this option further, call (949) 274-4719 and schedule a consultation. 

Implants

As you compare crowns vs. implants, it is important to consider your lifestyle and how important it is to have a durable, natural tooth.  We replace teeth in patients throughout Irvine, CA using dental implants when the goal is to have a fully functioning tooth that is as strong as a natural one would be.  In this procedure, a metal post is implanted under the gums and secured to the jaw bone so that a new root system is created for the synthetic tooth to be attached to.  In addition to looking natural, the implanted tooth does not rely on any of the surrounding teeth for strength. Both solutions are durable and natural looking so schedule a consultation to discuss them further.

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