Dental Crowns vs. Implant Crowns: What’s the Difference?
What is the difference between a dental crown and a dental implant crown? A traditional dental crown is supported by the tooth’s original root. It’s usually done when the tooth itself is no longer healthy —though there is still enough of a foundation to support the crown. A regular crown is bonded using dental cement. An implant crown, on the other hand, is surgically screwed into the jaw line. It is done when there is not enough tooth left to support the crown. It’s a more extensive and expensive procedure, but once done it works like a regular tooth. Implant crowns are a better alternative to dentures because they look and perform like regular teeth.