The crown protects the tooth from further damage and helps to regain structural integrity to that particular area
What are Dental Crowns?
One of the most common restorations used in the dental field are crowns. Crowns are normally used to cover compromised teeth that have either fractured, cracked or completely broken. The crown protects the tooth from further damage and helps to regain structural integrity to that particular area. You’ll find that your crown helps to improve the look of your smile while also improving daily functions like eating and chewing.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
We typically recommend dental crowns when one or more teeth have become compromised. If a tooth has broken, cracked or has fractured, we may recommend that the area be crowned. Crowns are made using highly durable materials, so you can feel confident knowing that they will last for years and even decades. Dr. Bright is able to examine your smile to determine if you would benefit from dental crowns.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Crowns?
Most patients who require a dental crown are able to have the procedure done. Simple local anesthetic is needed to prepare the remaining tooth to be crowned, so you won’t need to worry about full sedation or general anesthetic unless you’d like a different type of sedative option. Our goal is to provide you with a dental crown that is comfortable, realistic-looking and durable.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
Dr. Bright will first prepare the tooth to be crowned. This involves filing down and smoothing the tooth to create a type of seat for the crown itself. Impressions, or molds, are taken of the tooth and used to construct both a temporary and a permanent crown. You will go home the same day with a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made for you. Your next appointment involves placing the permanent. Dr. Bright will then smooth any areas down that are interfering with your natural bite and you’ll be ready to go home.
If you think you may need a crown or want to have an older one replaced, call our office at (330) 877-9935 so that our friendly staff members can schedule an appointment for you.