A dental crown replaces the visible portion of the tooth that everyone sees when you smile. This procedure is often done to give the tooth more structural integrity after it has been damaged or if a significant amount of decay has been removed.
Some instances where your Dental Now 14 professional may recommend dental crowns is if you need to replace fillings, protect broken or fractured teeth, or attach bridges.
A crown often takes two dental visits to be installed completely, but some crowns can be done on the same day. When you come for your first appointment, the dentist will need to examine the tooth and assess how severe your dental issues are and if the tooth can support a crown. If the crown can be safely put onto the tooth, the dentist will prepare the tooth.
To prepare the tooth for a crown, the tooth will be shaven so that there is enough room for it to fit onto the enamel. An impression of the shaven tooth will be collected so that the dentist can make a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being created. Temporary crowns keep the tooth protected and also helps you get more comfortable with having a crown on your tooth.
At your second appointment, the dentist will fit the permanent crown on your tooth. The dentist will make sure that it feels comfortable in your mouth during the fitting. If it needs to be adjusted, the dentist can make the necessary changes right then, giving you the highest comfort and function possible. After the adjustments have been made, it will be cemented onto the tooth.
You can speak with our dentists at Dental Now 14 to learn more about dental crowns and how they can be applied to teeth. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact our dental clinic to schedule an appointment today.