Do you have a damaged tooth? Maybe it is suffering the effects of daily wear and tear? You can provide your tooth with an added layer of protection while also improving its appearance and integrity with a dental crown. All-ceramic material allows dental crowns to look like real teeth to blend in with your smile. You’ll invest in a healthy, functional, beautiful smile with a custom-made dental crown.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap bonded over the entire visible surface of a tooth down to the gum line. It provides an added layer of protection for a weakened tooth while also restoring its function. Thanks to all-ceramic material, a crown can also improve the overall color, size, and shape of a tooth to also offer cosmetic benefits. It’s not uncommon for dental crowns to be used along with other procedures, like root canal therapy, a fixed bridge, or dental implants.
Dental crowns are versatile, allowing them to be used for several purposes, such as:
We’ll perform a thorough consultation to ensure a dental crown is the right option for you.
Generally, it takes 2 appointments to repair your tooth after your initial consultation. After your tooth is cleaned, we’ll prepare it by reshaping it to allow the crown to be fitted over it. We’ll use a digital impression system to get the specifics necessary to create your crown. This can take the dental lab a couple of weeks, so you may need a temporary crown in the meantime.
After your permanent restoration has been sent back to our office, you’ll return for your second appointment to have it bonded in place. It’s normal for your tooth to be a bit tender for a few days, but you can manage your discomfort using an over-the-counter pain reliever. It’s also best to stick to a soft diet until after your pain improves.
Your restoration can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare. It’s best to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. Don’t forget to visit our office at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. We’ll check your crown at each appointment to ensure it’s undamaged and functioning correctly.
Dental crowns offer several advantages, including:
If you have a damaged tooth, you can repair your smile with an all-ceramic crown. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental crowns. We look forward to improving your smile.