What exactly are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a type of restorative covering that helps to maintain the strength and integrity of a tooth that’s been severely compromised. A tooth might have fractured, cracked or broken, which requires a full crown. The tooth may have a very large filling that is compromising the tooth or causing it to crack. Dental crowns can last anywhere from five to 15 years with proper maintenance.
Why would you need Dental Crowns?
You may need a dental crown if a tooth has been compromised. This typically happens when decay has been allowed to infiltrate the entire tooth or if a tooth has broken, cracked or chipped. Teeth that have had a root canal may be more susceptible to breaking, so a crown is necessary in these cases. You will require an exam prior to being fitted for a crown.
What makes you an eligible candidate for Dental Crowns?
Most patients who need a dental crown will be eligible to have them placed. The procedure requires absolutely no surgery, so it’s safe and noninvasive. The procedure takes just about an hour in our office. The crown itself is made using safe dental materials that are lasting and durable.
What can you expect during the procedure for Dental Crowns?
You will first receive anesthetic to make the appointment comfortable. The tooth that will be crowned needs to be filed down to make room for the actual restoration. A dental impression is used to create the crown and you’ll have it placed at your next appointment. The crown will be smoothed out so that it’s more comfortable and suits your bite. You can expect your brand new crown to last for up to 15 years with proper care. Routine dental checkups will allow us to check the integrity and health of the crown, allowing us to take note if it is loose, chipped or cracked.
If you need a dental crown or want to know more about this option, call us today and we’ll help to schedule you for an appointment.