What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown can be used to cover a compromised or damaged tooth. Crowns are realistic-looking and mimic the feel of your real teeth. They can be placed over virtually any and every tooth within the mouth. Most crowns can last for years and even decades without showing signs of wear.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
The most common reason for needing a dental crown is because a tooth has cracked or broken. You might have had a root canal performed recently, and the tooth may be more susceptible to fracturing. We might even suggest having a tooth crowned if it has a large area of decay or a lot of filling material in it. Crowns can offer patients cosmetic and restorative benefits.
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
We can perform an examination to determine if a crown is needed. If you need a crown, we suggest having the restoration placed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth. Older crowns may need to be replaced as they show signs of wear. Most people will need at least one crown at some point in their lives.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
We will numb the area with a local anesthetic. This helps to improve your comfort during the procedure. We then file down the damaged tooth so that an abutment is available for the crown to sit on. We take impressions that offer detailed molds to make the permanent crown. Your second visit into our office involves placing the actual crown. We’ll adjust the way that it fits and feels before you can leave the office. Cleaning the crown is easy, since you can brush it and floss around it as you would any of your natural teeth. You can expect the crown to last for many years and provide you with a beautifully full smile that you can feel proud to show off.
If you would like to come into our office to discuss dental crowns, call us today to speak with one of our trained professionals.