If you have a cracked or damaged tooth, you may be the perfect candidate for a dental crown. Read on to find out more about crowns and what to expect from your procedure.
What is a crown?
A dental crown caps or covers a damaged tooth or even an implant. Crowns help strengthen teeth that would otherwise deteriorate and probably need to be pulled. Crowns are typically made of porcelain or ceramic material and can be color-matched to your natural teeth. Other materials, such as gold, metal and acrylic are also available.
Why might I need crowns?
What’s a dental crown procedure involve?
If you’re in need of a crown, your dentist will walk you through the process, but here’s a basic outline:
- Diagnosis – Your dentist will examine the tooth and make sure it can support a crown.
- Preparation – Your dentist will start filing your tooth down (or building it up) to prepare it to have the crown placed.
- Molding – A mold or impression is taken of your crown-ready tooth and the surrounding teeth and sent to a dental lab where a permanent crown is made.
- Temporary Crown – While waiting on your permanent crown, your dentist will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
- Permanent Crown – The temporary crown is removed and replaced with the permanent crown, which is fastened using a special adhesive.
Dental Crowns by Dental on Central
If you think you might be a candidate for a dental crown, schedule a visit at Dental on Central. We have the knowledge and experience to make your visit comfortable and successful. With friendly office staff and a comfortable office, we’d love to show you what a great dental experience feels like. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 602.266.1776, or contact us via our website.