What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown can help to cover a tooth that has become damaged or is compromised, in some other way. Crowns are made out of quality materials that will actually mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth. It’s not uncommon for a crown to last for years, or even decades, before replacement is required. A crown can be placed on any tooth within the mouth that needs this type of restoration.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
You can think of a crown as a protective covering over a tooth. This is often why many people call crowns “caps”. However, crowns can be highly beneficial when it comes to improving your smile, as well as oral functioning. Some of the reasons you may want or need a crown include:
- A tooth is broken or cracked
- A tooth recently had a root canal
- A tooth has a large filling
- A tooth has a large area of decay
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
Crowns can be placed on virtually any tooth within the mouth. Using detailed dental impressions, the crown is made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Dr. Ju will examine your teeth and determine if you may need a crown. If you have an older crown that is showing signs of wear or that has a decayed tooth underneath it, we may recommend replacing it with a new restoration.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
The procedure normally begins with a local anesthetic used to numb the area. Dr. Ju will then file down the tooth to make enough room for the new crown. Impressions are then taken of the area, which will be used to make the actual crown. Once the crown has been made, you’ll come back in for a second visit. The second appointment simply involves placing the crown, and adjusting both its fit and bite. Once your crown is in place, you will be able to experience years of a beautiful, full smile.
If you would like to come in for a consultation for a crown, call us today and our friendly staff can schedule an appointment for you. Our extended office hours and quality customer service make us the premier choice for families needing dental care.