The Advantages Of Dental Crowns
Due to normal wear and tear, common dental conditions arise — tooth decay, worn down teeth or cracked teeth, and more. Dental crowns can help protect teeth by completely covering the tooth to prevent further damage as well as improve the appearance of a tooth. A versatile treatment, crowns are used in many dental applications, such as:
- Protecting a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restoring a tooth that is worn down
- Covering a tooth that has a large filling
- Covering a dental implant
- Covering a tooth that is discolored or misshapen
- Protecting a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment
A dental crown is a durable treatment that can last up to15 years and has a high success rate. What’s more, a crown looks and functions just like your natural teeth. It’s custom-made to fit your mouth and tooth so you won’t even notice the difference between it and your other teeth.
Also used for cosmetic purposes, dental crowns enhance the appearance of teeth that may be severely discolored or misshapen. They give your smile a beautiful and healthy appearance that you can be proud of.
Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown treatment takes two visits to the office. The first visit is where the dentist shapes the tooth, taking off a small amount of enamel so that the crown will fit on it comfortably. An impression is made of the tooth which will be used to fabricate the crown. You will be fitted with a temporary crown in the meantime. On the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown using a strong adhesive. They will check to make sure it fits properly and make adjustments as needed. You’ll be able to use your new and improved tooth right away.
Many of our patients in Terre Haute, IN have enjoyed the benefits of a dental crown. If you have questions or concerns about your dental health, please feel free to call our office to schedule an appointment today.