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Dearborn Heights, MI
A 33-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between a crown and a tooth implant?and which one should i get? which one will last longer?which one is better?my tooth is blue

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Crown vs implant: A dental implant is a titanium root replacement and this is used to replace a missing tooth. A crown is made on an existing tooth when there is weakened tooth structure form decay, fracture, or wear and a strong root remaining. It will provide the strength needed for normal function like eating and speaking. If your existing tooth is healthy enough you may be able to have a crown. see dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dental implant: The implant is a replacement for the root of a lost tooth, whereas the crown restores the broken down part of the tooth that protrudes from your gum. The analogy is a foundation that supports a house. If the tooth can be restored, then restore it. If not, then extraction and an implant/crown is a great option. All the best....
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Which is better?: The comprehensive consultation with your dental specialist is the first step in determining whether or not you are best suited for dental crowns vs. teeth implants. Each option has its advantages that need to be compared for an informed decision to be made.

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