What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is specifically designed to cover a damaged or compromised tooth within the mouth. Crowns are made out of realistic-looking and durable materials. They can last for years and even several decades before replacement is necessary. Your new crown is a great way to improve the overall look of your smile while increasing functionality.
Why are Dental Crowns necessary?
The most common reason for needing a dental crown is because a tooth is damaged or compromised in some way. This might involve a crack, fracture or break that has occurred. If you’ve recently had a root canal, we will typically recommend to crown the tooth as a way to prevent it from breaking or cracking. If a tooth has a large area of decay in it or a lot of filling material throughout, we may recommend having a crown placed.
Watch the video: Dr. Bo Stanley of Austin, TX explains what a dental crown is
Watch the video: Dr. Bo Stanley of Austin, TX explains what goes into getting a dental crown
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
To determine if you may need to have a crown placed, we can perform a comprehensive examination. We look for teeth that are broken, cracked or compromised in some other way. The crown offers both restorative and aesthetic benefits when placed, so it can be an integral part of your smile. If you’re coming into the office for a root canal, we often schedule you to have a crown placed shortly after the procedure.
What can be expected during the Dental Crown procedure?
The procedure will begin with anesthetic that is used to thoroughly numb the area. We then file down the damaged tooth to make room for the actual crown. Impressions are taken and used to make the permanent crown. You’ll leave the office with a temporary crown in place before coming in after one to two weeks for the permanent crown. Your next visit involves removing the temporary crown and placing the permanent one. We adjust the way the crown fits and how you’re able to bite. Your new crown can last you for many years with the proper care and maintenance.
If you think you might need a new dental crown, call the office today to speak with one of our professional and friendly team members.