Crowns Dentist, Troy Ohio Discusses Versatile Dental Crowns

Written by Dr. Bentley on Mar 1, 2016

It can be confusing to figure out which type of dental treatment may be best for your needs – dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures. All have different purposes, and the Crowns Dentist, Troy Ohio office is always available to answer your questions about these procedures.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are a very versatile type of restorations. When a dental crown is placed, it performs the important function of protecting underlying tooth structure. The crown cups over the portion of the tooth that is visible, providing a natural-looking restoration and a fully functional tooth.

Porcelain is the material of choice for crowns since it is durable and provides a look similar to that of your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns can easily be matched to the shape, size, and color or your natural teeth.

What are Dental Crowns Used for?

A dental crown may be used to strengthen broken, fractured teeth, cover large or fractured fillings or for cosmetic enhancement. If you have root canal therapy, your dentist may decide that you need a crown to
protect the tooth, prevent breakage, and restore the tooth to full function. 

Placing Your Dental Crown

Placing a dental crown usually involves two appointments. During your first appointment at the Crowns Dentist, Troy Ohio will take impressions of your teeth. These are used to create a temporary crown and finally the permanent crown.

Next, we prepare the natural tooth by first removing any dental decay that is present. The natural tooth is then gently shaped so that the crown will fit naturally. Our first priority is to preserve healthy tooth structure, and laser treatment makes that possible.

At your second appointment we will remove the temporary crown, prep the underlying tooth, and finally place your new crown carefully to ensure accurate spacing and bite. You will receive instructions for care and cleaning before we send you home with a beautiful, enhanced smile.