Dental Crowns and Implant Restorations:
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Dental Crowns & Implant Restorations in Portland, ME

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is commonly referred to as a dental cap. It is a protective cover for a damaged tooth that restores the tooth’s strength, durability, and appearance. Not only does a dental crown allow the tooth to function as normal, but it also promotes a natural look that can positively impact a person’s smile. Besides protecting a chipped or severely decayed tooth, a dental crown is also necessary to give strength to a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Additionally, a dental crown is an important component of a dental implant. A dental crown is typically made of one of the following materials.


  • Porcelain and Porcelain fused to Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Zirconia
  • Metal Alloys
  • Composite
  • A Combination of More than One Material

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement option that requires a titanium screw that is fused to the jawbone, a connecting component called an abutment and a dental crown that is affixed to the abutment. If one or more teeth are missing, a dental implant is often the most desirable replacement option.

Dental implants continue to grow in popularity because they are sturdy, look like natural teeth, and preserve the jawbone. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, two missing teeth, or several missing teeth. Good candidates for dental implants are those with healthy gums and sufficient mass in their jawbone. Benefits of dental implants include the following:


  • Serves as Permanent Solution to One or More Missing Teeth
  • Is Not Removable and Will Not Slip Like Removable Dentures
  • Restores Normal Chewing Function
  • Gives the Appearance of a Natural Tooth/Teeth

Improving Function & Appearance with New Dental Implant Crowns

A dental implant crown that is loose, chipped, broken, discolored, or damaged can be replaced, and Dr. Dan Figueiredo is here to help. In some circumstances, a dental implant crown requires restoration every 10 or 15 years. Several factors contribute to the longevity of a dental crown, including bruxism (which is also commonly referred to as teeth grinding), discoloration that occurs over time, or general wear and tear over the years. If you would like more information about dental crowns, dental implants, or dental implant restoration, contact the Thrive Dental Studio today. Many People are Excellent Candidates!

Dental Implants in Portland ME

Do You Need a Dental Implant Crown Restoration?

High-quality and attractive dental crowns and dental implant restorations are available as part of the wide variety of comprehensive dental services offered at Thrive Dental Studio in Portland, ME. We are in-network with many PPO dental insurances, and we also accept many forms of payment, including third-party financing through CareCredit®. To learn more about dental crowns and dental implant restorations, please call the Thrive Dental Studio office to schedule your consultation.