Is it Time to Get a Dental Crown?

Is it Time to Get a Dental Crown?

Our dental office provides a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatment options for patients. Dental crowns help to fix several issues at the same time. Has your dentist recommended dental crowns for your smile? Continue reading on to find out when a dental crown is needed and how it could enhance your beautiful smile.

As previously mentioned, dental crowns are used to correct several dental issues including the following:

  • Used as an added protection for a decayed or broken tooth
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Rebuild worn down teeth
  • To repair a decayed tooth is a filling is not enough
  • To support a dental bridge
  • To cover up a tooth that is discolored or misshapen

Dental crowns can be made up of ceramic, porcelain, or metal alloy. Talk to your dentist to see which option is best for your smile and circumstances. Dental crowns are typically placed in two separate visits. Your dentist will need to prepare the tooth by first removing any decay or damage from the affected tooth. They will then reshape the tooth to fit the crown better. Reshaping the tooth will allow for a better bite position after the crown is placed. A temporary crown will be provided for you while the permanent one is being made in a lab. The second visit consists of fitting your permanent dental crown to your tooth.

Proper care of your dental crown involves regular brushing and flossing as well as biannual dental exams and cleanings that will ensure a healthy smile. Contact our dental office for more information regarding the treatments we offer to patients. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with a member of our staff and keep your smile healthy and shining!