As time passes, your teeth can get damaged because of issues like tooth decay, an injury, or general wear and tear. For that reason, your dentist may recommend that you cover any affected tooth with a crown. Mai Dentistry offers restorative dentistry services out of our Land O’Lakes office, including the placement of dental crowns.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth caps made from durable materials like porcelain or zirconia or gold alloys. They offer protection to compromised teeth along with additional structural support. Dental crowns can keep your natural teeth from breaking or holding together any cracked teeth. In addition, crowns offer protection for teeth containing large fillings. They’re also used to:
- Cover discolored or misshaped teeth
- Cover teeth that receive root canals
- Hold dental bridges together
- Cover dental implants
Why Should I Choose Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns can help if you’re having trouble with natural tooth functions like chewing. In addition, they’re also beneficial to people who need help with their bite alignment or are recovering from a root canal. Finally, crowns are an excellent option for cosmetic or restorative treatment for teeth.
How Does a Crown Procedure Work?
There are several steps involved in placing a crown. First, we bring you in for an evaluation. At that time, we look over your oral health history before presenting you with options for treating your dental issues. For example, if you require a root canal, or gum/periodontal treatments, we will properly go over necessary treatments before the crown treatments in order to obtain a good prognosis.
Once you decide to get a crown, you receive a local anesthetic in the affected area. After that, we perform any modifications necessary to help fit the crown to your tooth securely.
Impressions are taken of your teeth so the dentist can have the crown created by our dental technician at an off-site laboratory. Until then, you receive a temporary crown to wear. Once the lab technicians send back your completed crown, we schedule you for a second visit. There, they cement your permanent crown into place.
Are Crowns the Right Choice for You?
At Mai Dentistry, our team makes sure you have all the information necessary to make an educated decision. We’re currently accepting new patients requiring crowns, implants, or other restorative procedures. Contact Mai Dentistry today to schedule an initial appointment.