The fact that they’re called permanent teeth reveals something. But even with the best of intentions you could require restorative dentistry treatment with dental crowns.
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Eat healthy, use good oral hygiene, follow-through on your dental examinations and teeth cleanings two times per year, and you’ll help secure their health.
That said, your teeth can still be vulnerable to decay, loss, trauma, or damage that requires treatment.
You have options
Restorative dentistry is an effective solution for maintaining your teeth. Dental crowns are a common treatment for strengthening and restoring your tooth structure including the damage caused by tooth decay or a broken tooth.
Crowns also provide a cosmetic dentistry benefit. For example, they can improve the appearance of your tooth that has become discolored.
Dental crowns support other restorative and cosmetic procedures as well. A crown provides the new, surface portion for your dental implant and they can help secure your dental bridge.
All things considered
Your dental crown requires some preparation time. This helps assure that your restoration is custom fitted and matches your surrounding teeth.
On average, expect two appointments in our Roswell dental office for your dental crown procedure. An initial examination and x-rays will enable me to determine the scope of your tooth damage before preparing your crown.
The chewing surface and sides of your tooth will be prepared. This assures that your crown will fit with your adjacent teeth.
A dental impression provides our dental lab the necessary information for a precise fit and bite. You will have a temporary crown placed while your new dental crown is being custom designed.
At your second appointment the temporary crown will be removed and your new, permanent crown will be placed.
I will check the fit, color, and aesthetic match of your crown to your surrounding teeth. Once it is properly fitted and your bite is accurate I’ll cement your dental crown in place.
Your dental crown is designed to last. It’s a strong, restorative treatment that is made from a variety of materials including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), porcelain, ceramic, or resin.
It’s vital that you care for your new crown as you would your natural teeth. Brush, floss, and schedule your dental examinations and teeth cleanings two times per year.
Avoid grinding your teeth and be careful when consuming hard, sticky foods. This protects your crown and enables it to last.
Contact your Roswell dentist about your tooth damage or tooth decay issues. Schedule a dental examination to discuss dental crowns and how they can strengthen and restore your tooth.