Dental Implant Crowns at the Marylebone Implant Centre

Dental implant crowns can make a significant difference to those with damaged or missing teeth.

Dental implant crowns are popular as a modern-day tooth replacement choice because of their similarity to natural teeth, in both aesthetics and functionality.

Dental implant crowns give patients back the freedom of eating, smiling, and socialising without embarrassment and pain, letting them live life to the fullest again.

Crown Materials Used to Best Replicate Natural Teeth

The latest technology in dental restoration includes the custom-made construction of implant crowns using porcelain material fused to metal, and porcelain fused to zirconia.

Considering their realistic appearance and feel, they’re a popular choice among patients and are highly recommended as a replacement for damaged or missing teeth.

Due to their biocompatibility, porcelain and zirconia provide strength and durability with no harmful effects on the body and give crowns a natural appearance, making them a favourite among both dental professionals and patients.

What Types of Implant Crown Retention are Most Suitable for London Patients?

How an implant crown is secured to the implant itself is a vital step in the overall process. There are two main retention methods usually available to patients, being screw-retained and cemented crowns.

While having their pros and cons, both can provide patients with excellent results, depending on their individual dental circumstances.

Implantologists will use your individual dental circumstances to decide with you which implant retention method is most suitable, taking your preferences into consideration.

Read on to compare how screw-retained and cemented crowns function and find out which is suitable for you.

Screw-retained Crowns vs Cemented Crowns

Screw-retained implant crowns, while preferred for their ease of removal and their lack of need for cement securement, may not always be suitable.

This is because this system depends on the position of the bone. In cases where screw access is visible, a screw-retained crown system may not be aesthetically acceptable as it could highlight that the crown and the corresponding dental implant are false.

No matter your dental history or situation, Marylebone Implant Centre can find a dental implant crown suitable for you. Even better, the cost of both implant types remains the same and provides excellent results if used correctly.

Implant Crowns Infographic

Cemented Crowns

Cemented crowns require a two-piece assembly, in which an abutment is attached to the implant with a screw. Following this, the implant crown is cemented onto the abutment.

This option is natural in appearance, has no screw access hole, and offers superior cosmetic flexibility to screw-retained crowns.

In rare instances, however, inflammation can occur in the surrounding soft tissue as a reaction to the cement and there are limited removal options available once fitted.


Cemented crowns aren’t dependent on the implant’s angulations and are more natural in appearance. Moreover, they can be used universally in all cases, making them perfect for patients with complex needs.


If the need were to arise, removal of the dental implant would be difficult.

Cemented placement can also leave a soft tissue-affecting residue which could cause further dental issues.

Screw-Retained Crowns

Screw-retained crowns are attached directly to the implant using a small screw that enters through the top of the crown.

These crowns benefit from having the abutment and the crown fused in one single component, therefore not requiring an abutment, or cement.

Post-procedure, they allow ease of access to the screw which allows for more efficient repair should issues arise. While the implant access hole allows for quick fixes to minor issues, such as loosening of the crown, it can pose a risk of chipping to the porcelain crown.

It’s also worth considering the inferior cosmetic appearance of screw-retained crowns, as when used to replace teeth at the front of the mouth the screw may be visible.


Screw-retained crowns are easily removed and reattached if the need were to arise. This ease of treatment is ideal for situations that include retightening the crown should it become loose or replacing chipped crowns.


Depending on the case at hand, the access of the screw can compromise the aesthetic effect of the implant crown.

3Shape TRIOS Scanner: Simplifying the Dental Implant Process

We at Marylebone Implant Centre (MIC) are very proud to announce the addition of 3D scanning and CAD/CAM software to our practice.

This cutting-edge technology will be used by our clinicians to scan teeth and implants, effectively replacing the traditional process of putty impressions. As a result, the procedural planning stage is far more efficient, ensuring highly accurate and detailed implant treatments, while removing uncomfortable impression-taking for our patients.

In both screw-retained and cemented implant crowns, it’s recommended the patient has regular yearly check-ups with their dentist. This ensures that your dental implant crowns are still structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

In addition to this, MIC advises biannual visits to a hygienist to ensure the best ongoing oral health of the patient. Plaque and tartar can result in failed crown implants, so it is important that patients keep on top of their dental hygiene after their crowns are fitted.

The 3Shape TRIOS scanner brings vast benefits which include:

3shape Trios Scanner

  • More comfortable for patients with a very sensitive gag reflex
  • 3D screen renders allow for improved communication between dentists and patients
  • Improved communication with the laboratory makes it easier to achieve the expected results
  • Bite recording devices
  • Allows the surgeon to use a fully guided implant placement technique (for fully guided surgeries)
  • Shade-taking technology makes it easier to colour match restorations
  • Significantly better quality of impressions and restorations without discomfort


All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants and dental implant costs London, reach out to us.