What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a durable restoration that is meant to strengthen the integrity of a tooth. If a tooth has broken, cracked, or fractured, or has recently had a root canal, a dental crown is designed to restructure the tooth to make it more resilient. Dental crowns are meant to last for many years before needing full replacement. We are dedicated to providing you with a high-quality dental crown in a warm, welcoming environment.
Why might you need Dental Crowns?
You may need a dental crown because one or more of your teeth have been compromised. This may be due to a root canal, or the tooth breaking, cracking, or fracturing. In teeth with very large fillings, a crown may help to prevent the filling from cracking the enamel, leading to the need for an extraction. Dental crowns are designed to feel and look like real teeth.
What makes you a candidate for a Dental Crown?
Before having a dental crown placed, you’ll need to come in for a consultation and exam with our doctors. The exam will check for signs of decay, as well as to check for breaks, cracks and fractures. If you will benefit from a crown, you’ll be scheduled to come back in to have one placed. Dental crowns are a great way improve the look and function of your teeth.
What can you expect concerning the procedure for a Dental Crown?
The first step for the dental crown procedure is to apply local anesthetic to the area. The tooth will then be filed down to make a seat for the crown to sit on. Impressions are made to create both a temporary, as well as a permanent crown. You will be sent home the same day with a temporary crown. You will need to come back in to have the permanent crown placed. With proper care and oral hygiene, you can expect your crown to last for many years.
If you want or need a dental crown, we are here to take your call and schedule an appointment for you to come in.