What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that is meant to be placed over a damaged or compromised tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic or a mixture of porcelain fused to metal. CEREC crowns can be made in the very same day that you come in for your appointment. Your crown can last for years and provide you with a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.
Why would a Dental Crown be needed?
The reason you might need a dental crown is because you’ve cracked, chipped or broken a tooth. If a tooth has been root canaled, it may need to be crowned to prevent it from becoming damaged. Crowns are meant to offer aesthetic and restorative benefits. The crown not only improves the look of your smile, but it prevents sharp edges and functionality issues when a tooth is severely damaged.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Crown?
A dental crown can be placed over any tooth within the mouth that needs the restoration. With an exam, we’ll determine if a dental crown is right for you. Our goal is to provide you with a healthy, gorgeous smile that improves overall functionality. Your older crowns can be removed and replaced as they show signs of wear or damage.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
The first step is to prep the tooth to receive the new crown. This is done after administering an anesthetic to numb the mouth. The tooth is filed down and then shaped to form a foundation for the new crown. Impressions are taken to allow us to create the new crown. The crown is then placed at a second visit into the office. For CEREC crowns, the permanent restoration is made for you while you wait in the office. This prevents the need to come in a second time to have the crown placed.
If you would like to learn more about how a dental crown is both made and placed, call our office today so that one of our helpful staff members can further assist you.