As of 2019. two types of implant crowns have emerged as the most popular: screw retained and cement retained.
BELOW, WE DELVE INTO THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EACH TYPE AND DIG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE MERITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS.
Cement Retained Crowns for Dental Implants
The cement retained version is a restoration that is made above a tooth analog called an abutment. Cement is then used to fix it to the abutment. The primary benefit of the cement retained crown is its visual beauty. This approach also involves a fairly simple technique that can be repeated with ease.
Screw Retained Crowns for Dental Implants
A screw retained crown is made so there is a hole on the a surface of the crown. This hole permits the restoration to be connected in a direct manner straight to the implant through a fixation screw. The restoration might eventually need to be unscrewed by the clinician to perform cleanings, repairs or a tightening of the abutment screw. The screw retained design allows for just about every type of procedure to be performed with ease.
How Dental Implants Compare to Other Tooth Replacement Options
Implants are the only tooth replacement restorations that replaces the tooth root as well as the tooth crown. Although no dental restoration lasts forever, implants have far and away the highest long term success rate of any tooth replacement option. You will love the look and never hesitate to smile in public. This is the boost to your appearance and confidence you need to feel truly like yourself when around others.