A dental crown is a type of “cap” that is used to restore a tooth to its original shape, size, and function. A crown helps to improve a tooth’s strength and appearance. Of course, when replacing a front teeth, we pay a great deal of attention to all necessary details to restore and enhance your beautiful smile.
Dental crowns can be used in many situations, including:
To protect a weak tooth
To restore an already broken tooth
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
To hold a bridge in place
To cover an implant
To cover misshapen teeth
To make a cosmetic modification
What to Expect During a Dental Crown Treatment
A crown is a great way to protect and restore a tooth’s function. Dr. Kumar and her team will work together to make sure your treatment is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Treatment is typically split up into two appointments. During the first appointment, your tooth will be examined and prepared. Filling material may be used to build up a tooth that has decay or damage, what we refer to as the core. Once defect and cavity free, the tooth receiving the crown will reshaped and reduced to make room for the crown. Lastly, we will take a putty impression of the tooth before being sent off to the lab for a custom crown to be made.
Your second visit is try-in day. After the much anticipated 1.5-2 week period has past for the dental lab to fabricate the crown, we will try-in the dental crown. We will check the fit with our tools and an x-ray. If all is good, we proceed to cementation, securing the tooth in place. Additional x-rays will be taken to assure proper cementation & fit once again.
Let’s not forget, there is still a tooth under there which is susceptible to decay & gum disease. Good home care and regular dental visits assure the stability and health of all your teeth.