Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants can be placed in several ways, screw retained or cemented. Some dentists use a temporary type of cement others use a stronger type. Either way, the crown can be sectioned off with a bur and a new crown made. In most cases a Zirconium (white abutment) can be used to help get rid of the darkness of the metal. If this is not the case, there are different types of crowns that can help block out the dark metal. It is a skill and challenge but can be done. The crown should match the adjacent tooth in size, color, shape, anatomy, and luster. Most of the time, a custom shading is necessary.
Implant crowns are never permanently cemented. A special cement is used that allows the crown to be removed when needed. Therefore, you can have the crown removed and replaced.