Crowns or Implants?

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You’re in the market for a new smile, but you’re facing a problem – you can’t decide between two great options in dental crowns and dental implants.

While both procedures offer advantages the other doesn’t, we know it’s hard to pick between the two. So let’s look at what both procedures offer so you can make a more well-informed decision.


Dental crowns are a widely-used cosmetic dentistry tool to help restore the biting surface of teeth affected by tooth decay. They can also help restore the appearance of a tooth if it’s been chipped or cracked. The process of getting a crown is pretty simple, something that Dr. Grant R Young has plenty of experience doing. Crowns are a bit more affordable and require a less invasive procedure than implants.


Dental implants are becoming more popular due to their longevity. As long as you’re willing to take care of them, your implants will last as long as you do!

However, implants require a healthy gum and jawbone for the titanium post to be inserted into. Without good gum and jawbone health, an implant likely isn’t possible.

The procedure requires a titanium post inserted into your mouth, then covered with a fake tooth cemented into place. They look, feel, and function just like real teeth.

At the end of the day, the best choice for you will be the one you decide on after input from Dr. Grant R Young and the rest of our team here at Grant R Young DDS in Wausau, Wisconsin. Call today at 715-845-6222 to schedule an appointment.