Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

tooth implants and crowns Alexandria

What’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship between the two can be confusing. They can be combined in one procedure, or used with other dental restorations. In this post from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we’ll clear up the confusion.

  1. A dental implant can be a foundation for a crown: A complete implant/crown procedure has three parts: a metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and a crown.
  2. A crown can be used to protect a compromised tooth: A damaged or weakened tooth may be strengthened with a crown. It covers and protects what’s left of the tooth and allows normal function.
  3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge: A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of a missing tooth. The down side: a bridge requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. It takes three crowns to replace one missing tooth.

A dental implant from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria can support one or more replacement teeth, and the replacements look and function like natural teeth. Patients from Mt. Vernon and Alexandria enjoy their benefits, and also come to our practice for complete restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia

ArticleID 8099
Alexandria dentists, Dr. James Geren and Dr. Zeyad Mady, of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, provide provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, family dentistry and more for the Alexandria and Mount Vernon, VA area, including the communities of Old Town, Woodbridge, Newington, Franconia, Rose Hill, Lorton, Huntington, Fort Belvoir and Groveton, Virginia and zip codes 22306, 22308, and 22309.
Office Hours: Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri 7:00am-12:00pm
Open Every Friday
Center for Dental Anesthesia
Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri 7:00am-12:00pm
Open Every Other Friday


Text message is limited to 160 characters.


  1. Enter your Name.
  2. Enter your Cell Phone Number, area code first
  3. Enter your text message in the box.
  4. Click "Send Text"
  5. A copy of this text will be sent to the office and to your cell phone. The office's reply will also be sent to your cell phone where you can continue the text conversation.
Note: Mobile message and data rates from your cell phone carrier may apply.Close ClickToCall Button
NagiosCheckValue - Do not remove please