When is a Dental Crown Needed?
Dental crowns are commonly used by dental offices to provide patients with high-quality restorative treatment. What are dental crowns and how can they improve your smile and oral health? Continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and see when this specific restoration is needed.
WHY DO I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
Dental crowns can be placed to help with a wide range of oral health issues. A few of the reasons to apply a dental crown are noted below:
- To protect a weak tooth
- Hold together a cracked tooth
- Rebuild worn down teeth
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Placed after a dental implant
WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN MADE OF?
Dental crowns can be made from ceramic, porcelain metal, or metal alloys. Your dentist will help you to consider which is best for your specific situation, wants, and needs. Our team is flexible and eager to work with what you are looking for.
HOW IS A CROWN PLACED?
Placing a dental crown typically take at least two visits to the dental office. During the first appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth for the restoration by removing any damage or decay and reshape the tooth. They will ensure there is enough space for the tooth to fit comfortably with a correct bite. A temporary crown will be placed while you wait for the final restoration to be completed in the lab. During the final visit, your dentist will place the dental crown and bond it to your teeth.
HOW DO I CARE FOR A DENTAL CROWN
Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential in caring for your smile and ensuring your dental crown lasts. Contact our dental office for more information on treatment options.