dental implant with temporary crown
Getting a front tooth dental implant can be one of the most hectic and stressful dental procedures. You not only have to contend with the agony of the surgery but also the prospect of living a few months of your life without front teeth- unless you choose to get immediate temporary crowns for your new implants.
A lot of dental implant patients in America don’t know it but you one can get temporary crowns immediately after getting a dental implant surgery. Traditionally, after getting a dental implant surgery, the implant was required to stay put and untouched for a minimum period of a month or so before the dentist could attach a crown or a denture to the new implant. Thanks to inroads made in dentistry, you can now get temporary crowns immediately after getting dental implant surgery.
Immediate Temporary Crown for a Dental Implant
One of the many reasons why most people dreaded getting dental implants especially in the front tooth, is the gap left behind immediately after the surgery. As we all know, front teeth are responsible for a perfect smile and they help boost self-confidence. A missing tooth will therefore affect the quality of smile you beam across your face and conspicuous missing tooth will draw unwanted attention from people.
To help curb this problem and encourage more people to get dental implants,, dentists and other dental professionals resorted to giving dental implant recipients an option of getting immediate temporary crowns after the dental implant surgery and what a game-changer it turned out to be.
To help patients retain a beautiful smile in the aesthetic zone (the front teeth), dentists can give patients immediate temporary crowns for the newly applied dental implants. Although it is optional, almost all the patients who are presented with this option, take it up without much thought as we have come to realize here at RunRex.
Ever since patients learned that they can get temporary crowns immediately after dental implant surgery here at RunRex, the number of appointments for front teeth implants almost doubled in the first year. This, according to Dr. Thomas Han, didn’t come as a surprise because Americans are very keen about their aesthetics and will do anything to maintain their beautiful smiles.
Are immediate temporary crowns ideal for all?
Although temporary crowns are ideal for many, it is not a guarantee that after a surgery, one is eligible to get them. There are some special cases when the temporary crowns are not advisable and we want to take a look at some of the scenarios when the crowns are not advisable. Here are the parameters on which the decision depends on;
Stability of the implant
The stability of the new dental implant will determine whether a patient can get a new crown or not. The stability of an implant is not always guaranteed and some surgeries result in somewhat shaky implants which require a little bit more time to stabilize. People with ultra-soft gums or gum diseases are normally affected the most when it comes to unstable implants.
In such a case, the dentist has no option but to give the implant some time for it to get stable enough. It a dental crown is placed immediately after the surgery, it will only make the situation worse and most probably lead to complications.
The number of roots of the original tooth
The number of roots that the original tooth had, plays a very important role in determining whether an immediate temporary crown will be placed or not. The more the number of roots, the lesser the available area for drilling in the new implant. This is why it is not advisable to give patients temporary crowns for molars and premolars.
Molars and premolars are also used in chewing and they are subjected to very high pressures. This is makes it risky to place new crowns. The dentist needs to consider all these factors before proceeding with the procedure.
Here at RunRex, we provide high quality immediate temporary crowns after dental implant surgery at affordable rates. Before providing the temporary crowns though, our team of experienced dentists conducts extensive examination to ascertain the appropriateness of the patient’s gums for the temporary crowns. The dentists will always offer professional advice on the most ideal options and will always offer the best alternatives.