Dental crowns ensure your teeth stay as strong as your smile. Dental crowns serve two primary purposes, tooth protection, and smile restoration.
Dental crowns help restore teeth that have suffered from fractures or severe tooth decay. Teeth cannot grow back naturally, and they cannot be repaired naturally either.
Damaged teeth should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Dental crowns help deal with most damage that happens to your tooth. We've listed out some of the benefits of a dental crown:
The tooth repair process can be scary, so understanding how a dental crown procedure works may help ease your mind.
First and foremost, your dental crown dentist will ensure that the appropriate option for you is a dental crown. Once it's decided that the proper solution for your tooth restoration is a dental crown, the dentist will begin to remove any decay and reshape the tooth.
After the dental work, such as removing decay or reshaping the tooth, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth via molding or digital scanning. This will allow them to reconstruct your original tooth to fit correctly in your mouth.
We don't plan to leave your tooth unprotected while your dental crown is made. A temporary crown will be placed until we've appropriately molded your new crown to ensure that your tooth is adequately protected.
Your permanent crown will then be properly fitted into your mouth. If you're worried that your dental crown won't fit, please don't be! If you find your permanent crown feels uncomfortable, adjustments can be made to fix it.
You may not like the waiting time for dental crowns, and we understand entirely. We offer dental crown same-day, so waiting won't be an issue.
It's critical to maintain proper oral hygiene. Your tooth crown offers your original tooth a significant boost in protection. Still, it doesn't mean your original tooth is impervious to tooth decay or fractures.
Maintenance means you should be brushing your teeth at least twice daily, or preferably a little after every meal. Flossing will also prove beneficial in maintaining your teeth and dental crown health.
Dental crowns are still subject to cracking and breaking, so be cautious of biting down on hard items such as bones, ice, or rock candy.
Ensure that you're taking steps to see your dentist every six months for a regular check-up and cleaning. If you take care of your teeth and dental crowns, you can ensure a lifetime smile.
Dental crowns are an affordable alternative solution to dental implants. When considering tooth restoration, it would be in your best interest to look at a dental crown as your first choice. If you have any questions about pricing and insurance coverage, contact us for a consultation!