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In the world of cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns and dental implants are two of the most popular procedures we perform here at Sarasota Implant in Sarasota, Florida. While each procedure has its pros and cons, today we’ll focus on looking at the individual benefits you may be able to get from either crowns or implants.

Crowns
Dental crowns are a great option for people who have minor to moderate problems with their teeth. From chips on the tooth surface to cracks or fractures, dental crowns are a great way to immediately change the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. They’ll restore your tooth’s function and feel, and look just like a natural tooth. Crowns are usually the next-best option if you can’t get an implant, or don’t want to go through the implant process.

Dental implants
Dental implants are a bit more of a process than crowns. Implants first involve an assessment of the health of your jaw and gums. If they’re not healthy enough to support the implant, you’ll likely need a crown or partial denture. Next, a titanium post is inserted into your gums, anchored into or just above your jaw bone. Then the post is capped with a ceramic crown that looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth.

At the end of the day, the choice you make for your restorative dentistry comes down to your preference and what’s best for your oral health. Consult with Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer thoroughly before making a decision and you’ll be able to make the right choice.