With all the changes and advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, it can become a challenge to know which treatment may be right for you. Many people often don’t like their smile and come to us looking for the most affordable, durable solution.
Which procedures will treat your underlying oral problems as well as create the smile you desire? The Troy Dentist has the answers you’re looking for.
What are crowns used for?
Dental crowns (“caps”) are one of dentistry’s most versatile types of restorations. Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. There are several types of crowns but porcelain is the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth.
Do I need a dental crown?
A crown may be used to strengthen broken, fractured teeth, cover large or fractured fillings, or for cosmetic enhancement. In addition, most teeth that have root canal treatment need to have a crown (cap) placed. This protects the tooth, prevents it from breaking, and restores it to its full function.
What’s the process for getting crowns?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment with the Crowns Dentist Troy will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) used to create a temporary crown as well as your permanent custom crown. We prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Your temporary crown is then placed.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure that spacing and bite are accurate. You will receive instructions for care and cleaning before you are sent home with a beautiful, enhanced smile.
Please contact our dentist office for more information about dental crowns and their uses.