What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is typically used to cover a tooth that is damaged or severely compromised. The crown is made to mimic both the feel and look of your natural tooth. We custom create each crown to ensure that your restoration fits perfectly. Crowns are both cosmetic in nature as well as restorative.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
You may need a dental crown if one of your teeth has cracked, fractured or broken enough to compromise the tooth. Likewise, teeth that have recently undergone a root canal should be crowned to prevent the tooth from cracking. If a tooth has a large filling or a larger area of decay, a crown is often more suitable when compared to a typical filling. Crowns can be put over virtually any tooth within the mouth that requires this restoration.
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dr. Bloom will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is needed. Oftentimes, a crown is needed after a root canal is performed. If you have an older crown, it may need to be replaced if it shows signs of wear or if the tooth underneath is decayed or damaged. Crowns can often last for decades before needing complete replacement.
How are Dental Crowns placed?
The procedure begins by filing down the damaged tooth. Impressions are taken to create a detailed mold of the tooth and the surrounding area. The permanent crown is made and will be placed at a second visit. The crown is then placed and adjusted to ensure a proper fit. You can treat your new crown like you would any other tooth in your mouth. You can brush the crown and carefully floss around it to keep the area clean. Crowns are durable and long-lasting restorations that can help to restore your smile and improve your confidence.
If you think you may need a dental crown, call us now and our staff members can further assist you. We offer low wait times in our office to improve your experience with us.