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When you need restorative dentistry work, for both cosmetic and functional purposes, you may find yourself in a situation where you can choose between having a dental crown or implant fix your tooth problems.

If that’s the case, you’ll want to talk to Dr. Adam Hodges in-depth about your options and the best for your situation. However, at Family Dental Associates we believe in ensuring our patients are as well-informed as possible before a procedure. So let’s look at cases where you might want implants or crowns.

Crowns

Crowns are a great option for teeth that have too much tooth decay for a filling to fix them, but not quite enough to warrant complete extraction and replacement with an implant.

If only the enamel layer of your tooth is damaged – the outermost layer – a crown is likely your best bet. The affected tooth will be ground down to an abutment and fitted for a crown. The crown is then cements into place, acting, looking, and feeling just like a normal tooth.

Implants
Implants are most often necessary when the teeth in question have too much decay to be saved with a filling or crown. However, your gums and jaw bone have to be healthy enough in order to receive an implant. If not, you may need dentures or bridgework to fix your smile.

Implants look like a real tooth, and the only one who will be able to tell the difference is your dentist.

When you need restoration of your teeth, it’s important to consider all options. Crowns and implants are just two of many ways to fix your smile that Dr. Adam Hodges may recommend. To get more information, call us today at 662-453-5536.