An implant with a crown is the closest thing to a natural tooth. Made from titanium cylinders implanted directly into the jawbone, they replace the root of the tooth that was removed. The implant forms the anchor for a crown or bridge, which is attached after the implant is fully integrated with the bone.
One of the benefits of implant crowns is that the procedure does not sacrifice the health of the adjacent teeth. And because an implant replaces a tooth’s root, it also helps keep the surrounding bone from wasting away, which naturally starts to happen when a tooth is lost.
Implant crowns are not subject to decay or discoloration, and they look and function just like natural teeth.