If you’re looking for a way to improve the health and appearance of a stubborn, unattractive, and unhealthy tooth, there’s no need to look any further! Dental crowns are the perfect solution to your problem. With the help of the strong, successful, natural-looking dental cap, you will have your perfect smile in no time!
What can a dental crown do?
A dental crown can do many things, including:
· Protect a weak tooth from breaking
· Restore a broken tooth
· Strengthen a tooth that has been worn down
· Support a tooth that has a large filling and not a lot of tooth structure left
· Disguise a severely discolored tooth
· Cover a misshapen tooth
· Save a tooth that has been damaged by decay
· Make a cosmetic alteration to your smile
· Cover a dental implant
· Hold a dental bridge in place
What is the process of placing a dental crown?
The process of placing a dental crown requires two visits to our dental office, unless your dentist tells you otherwise. Generally, the first office visit will involve your dentist examining and preparing your tooth. Your dentist will likely take a few X-rays, numb your tooth and surrounding area, and file the tooth’s surface down to make room for the crown. Once the tooth is the correct shape and size, your dentist will make impressions of your tooth and will send those impressions to the dental lab where your crown will be created. This is when your dentist will give you a temporary crown while you wait. After a couple days, your crown should be ready. Then, you will come into our office and your dentist will permanently cement the crown into place after making sure the crown fits perfectly over your tooth.
How do I care for a dental crown?
You will need to care for your crown like you care for your teeth. Simply brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with beneficial mouthwash daily. Also, remember to attend your six month checkups. The checkups will keep your crown in tip-top shape and will help you fight gum disease.
Are you interested in improving your smile with a dental crown? If so, call our office today and schedule an appointment! Our dentist is happy to meet with you, examine your tooth, and determine if this is the best option for you. We also encourage you to call our office today if you have any questions. We are happy to help you!