Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Lifelong, stable solution


This procedure normally includes four visits to our office. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

Installing the new tooth: Step-by-step
The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. During your implant consultation, Dr. Casteen will advise you on which option is best for you, given your specific condition.

1: Before the procedure

Dr. Casteen makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure. If the density of the bone allows and all looks good we will move on to next step of placing an implant.

2: Installing the implant

The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided in the form of an Essex retainer or a flipper.  The implant will need 4 – 8 months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

3: Attaching the new crown

The final step is the placement of the permanent ceramic tooth. The new tooth is installed for life if properly maintained. No additional treatment is needed.

 4: End result

You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean and see us once a year for an annual checkup.