If a tooth has been damaged or weakened beyond repair, a dental crown can save it and allow you to use it normally once more. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the damaged tooth to restore its appearance and function. Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain, which is a sturdy material that’s stain-resistant and looks completely natural.
Are Porcelain Crowns for You?
Dental crowns can help with a variety of dental issues. A tooth crown might be for you if you have the following oral problems:
- A tooth damaged by injury or tooth decay
- A tooth that has become weakened from past fillings or root canal procedures
- Teeth that are misshapen or otherwise uneven in appearance
- Exposed dental work such as implants that need covering
Dental crowns are also often a necessary part of certain dental procedures such as root canals. Your Piqua, OH dentist will let you know if you need to expect a crown as part of another procedure.
Dental Crown Procedure
You’ll need two appointments in order to complete your dental crowns. At your first visit, your Piqua, OH dentist will prepare the tooth for its crown by cleaning it thoroughly and shaping it so that the crown can comfortably fit over it. After that, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that the crown can be created to fit comfortably in your mouth. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown until your permanent piece is ready.
After the crown has been created, you can return to the dentist to have it attached. Your dentist will double check to make sure that no adjustments need to be made before bonding the crown to your teeth with dental cement. Once the cement has cured, you’ll be able to use the tooth normally again.
If you think you might need a dental crown or have any questions, give our office in Piqua, OH a call to make an appointment today.
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Dr. Lytha K. MillerDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
I am passionate about dentistry and helping people achieve oral health. This is why I educate my patients about the connection between dental diseases and heart health, stroke, diabetes, and overall wellness.