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By Dr. Mehr Tucker
April 15, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Broken Crown  

How dental implants can replace a broken tooth

You’ve had that dental crown for years, and now all of a sudden, it has broken off at the root, leaving an ugly stump under your gums. Now what? There’s not enough left to put another crown there. You’re not sure you want a dental bridge or Dental Implantspartial, so what else is there? The answer is a dental implant, the modern, state-of-the-art way to replace your broken or missing tooth. Dr. Mehr Tucker in Rockville, Maryland wants you to know how dental implants work and why they are the best tooth replacement solution.

Dental implants are placed in your jaw, and over time, they become embedded and surrounded by bone. Dental implants are created out of titanium which has the unique capability of fusing with your bone. They become a permanent part of your smile. Titanium is also biocompatible, which means it is kind to your hard and soft tissue, so your body won’t reject it. In fact, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent, the highest of any surgical implant.

Once your tissue and bone has healed and your implant is securely fixed into bone, it will function as the “root” of your tooth. As a final step, Dr. Tucker will cap your dental implant with a beautiful new crown.

There are many advantages of dental implants. Dr. Tucker wants you to know that with dental implants you will experience:

  • Cosmetic beauty, because they look just like your natural teeth
  • Increased convenience, because you don’t have to take them out
  • Stability, because they never move around when you eat or speak
  • Increased satisfaction, because you can eat what you want
  • A more youthful look, because they help to create a firm jawline

Dental implants are also a conservative treatment because Dr. Tucker doesn’t have to restore the teeth around the implant.

If you have broken a dental crown past the point of restoration, don’t despair! A dental implant can fill in the gap in your smile, permanently and beautifully. Call Dr. Mehr Tucker in Rockville, Maryland to find out more about what dental implants can do for you. Don’t wait, call today and take care of that broken crown with a dental implant!