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Many dentists look at dental implants as the first choice for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants last longer than other dental prosthetics, and they are aesthetically more appealing. What makes the implant look good is the crown, or the part of the artificial tooth that you actually see.

Anatomy of a Dental Implant

Dental implants actually consist of three separate parts. The implant itself is a biocompatible screw-like pin, usually titanium, which is placed into the jaw bone. This pin acts like a tooth root. Once it is placed in the bone, the integration process begins as the bone becomes adhered to the implant. This is called osseointegration. The process can take from three to six months before it is completed and fully healed.

The abutment is the second part. It fits onto the implant and is the piece on which the crown is either screwed or cemented. The crown is the part of the implant that is visible to the eye. The implant procedure is done in a way so that when the crown is placed on the abutment, the area where the abutment and crown meet will be flush with or just below the tip of the gums. This placement makes the completed implant virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Implant Crowns

The porcelain crowns used for implants can be made from many different materials, including but not limited to zirconia, feldspathic, leucite, lithium disilicate or alumina. The cost of the materials varies, and where the crown is placed must also be taken into consideration.

Other considerations are the patient’s bite pattern, whether or not the patient grinds the teeth or how translucent adjacent teeth may be when compared to others. Even the gum tissue, how thick or thin, is a factor is choosing the right porcelain material for the implant crown. The prosthodontists at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta will determine the perfect choice for your implant crown and discuss options with you.

Contact us for more information about dental implants and implant crowns. Schedule an appointment for an examination and consultation. Dental implants may be the key to your perfect smile.

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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