What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is often placed to cover a damaged or compromised tooth. The tooth might have broken, cracked or recently been root canaled. In order to prevent the tooth from becoming further damaged, we can file it down and place a crown. Crowns are made to mimic the look of real teeth, and they can easily last for one to two decades with the proper care.

What Are Dental Crowns

Why would Dental Crowns be needed?

There are a few reasons for why you might need or want a dental crown. Crowns are made for each individual patient, so they are comfortable and fit perfectly. Some of the reasons you’d need a crown include:

  • A tooth has cracked or broken
  • A tooth was recently root canaled
  • A tooth has a large filling in it
  • A tooth has a large area of decay in it
  • You need to have an older crown replaced
Why Would Dental Crowns Be Needed

Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?

To determine if you might need a crown, we’ll examine your teeth. If you need a crown, we recommend coming in for the procedure as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth. Crowns can be placed on just about any compromised tooth within the mouth that would benefit from this restoration. Older crowns can be replaced easily in our office as well.

What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?

The crown procedure will start with anesthetic to numb one section of the mouth. We then carefully file down the damaged tooth and smooth out any cracks. Impressions are taken to make the permanent crown for you. Additional impressions are taken to make a temporary crown that you’ll have placed before leaving the initial appointment. Your second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and placing the permanent. You can easily floss around and brush the new crown to keep it looking its absolute best.

If you think you might benefit from a dental crown, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.

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