What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a type of restoration that covers and protects a damaged or compromised tooth. We offer ceramic and porcelain crowns, as well as same-day CEREC crowns that are made for you while you wait in the office. Crowns are made so that they blend in well with the rest of your smile. You may need a crown if your tooth has broken or cracked, or if you have a large filling that’s compromising the integrity of the tooth.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
The main reason a person would require a new dental crown is because a tooth is severely damaged, broken, fractured or cracked. If you have had a root canal done, the tooth may eventually need to be crowned. This is an important part of keeping the tooth looking its very best. Older crowns may eventually need to be replaced as they show signs of wear.
. Some other reasons you’ll need a crown include:
- A tooth has broken or cracked
- A tooth has a large filling in it
- You’ve recently had a root canal
- You have severe sensitivity issues
- You have an older crown that needs replacement
Who is a good candidate for Dental Crowns?
The right candidate for a crown is someone who will come in for an examination. During the exam, the doctor looks for teeth that have become damaged or are otherwise problematic. The goal is to provide you with a long-term solution to many of your smile problems.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
We start by filing down the damaged tooth. This will make enough room for the crown to sit once it has been made. You will then have impressions taken that are used to make the actual crown. The crown is then placed over the tooth and permanently bonded to this area. The majority of new crowns have the ability to last for upwards of about 10 years, though this may vary from one person to the next. Our goal is to provide you with a gorgeous crown that is going to help to enhance your smile in a way that will allow you to feel confident about your appearance. There is nothing better than having a crown that is going to look wonderful and enhance what you already have.
If you believe that you need a new crown, contact us now and our helpful professionals can further assist you.