What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restorative option that can cover a tooth that is damaged or has been compromised in some other way. The crown is placed over the problem tooth, both restoring its beauty as well as protecting the tooth underneath. Crowns are made so that they look like your real teeth. This ensures that they last for years without showing signs of wear or damage.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
You might need a crown because a tooth has broken or cracked. If a tooth has a large filling in it or a larger area of decay, we may recommend placing a crown to protect the tooth. It is often advised to patients undergoing a root canal that they eventually place a crown over the tooth. This is because teeth that have had a root canal done are more susceptible to breaking.
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
The majority of individuals who need crowns can have the procedure done easily. We will examine your tooth to determine if it would benefit from a crown. Crowns can be placed over virtually any and every tooth within the mouth as needed. They are durable and can last for many years without showing signs of wear.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
The crown procedure begins with a numbing agent administered for your comfort. The tooth is then filed down to make room for the new crown. Impressions are taken and used to make the actual crown itself. You’ll then come into the office to have the crown placed. Its fit is adjusted to ensure it is as comfortable as possible. You can then leave the office with your brand new crown. It can be cleaned as you would any other tooth in your mouth.
If you want to come into our office for a consultation for a crown, call us today to speak with one of our staff members. We offer low wait times, budget-friendly payment plans and a lovely beverage and snack bar along with other convenient amenities.