Even though your natural pearly whites are meant to last your entire life, this isn’t always the case for many people. Over the years, your teeth can become worn down, decayed, or even lost due to a variety of reasons. Still, this doesn’t mean you have to settle for the situation you land in. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, our team can effectively repair damaged or decayed teeth with protective dental crowns. These restorations are durable, high-quality, and personalized to blend right in with your unique smile! Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns or call us today to schedule your consultation.
These restorations are custom-designed dental caps that are meant to cover the top side of a tooth. To make room for one, our team will need to alter your tooth enamel so that the crown can fit flush. For this reason, the treatment is usually reserved for patients who have no other viable solution for improving the health, function, and appearance of their teeth. In many cases, a dental crown will be recommended to those who have:
The process for getting a dental crown traditionally involves multiple steps over a few appointments. Firstly, you’ll undergo an initial consultation to discuss your situation and determine if a protective cap is best for your smile. If so, our team can begin your treatment by removing a small amount of your enamel to make room for the crown. We’ll then take impressions of your smile and send them to a dental lab for fabrication. Our team will provide you with a temporary crown so your altered tooth remains safe and healthy.
After your permanent dental crown is finished, you’ll return to our office to have the provisional one replaced. Your dentist will verify that your bite is correct, your teeth are polished, and that you’re satisfied with the results. We’ll also provide instructions on how to care for your crown before you leave, that way you can make the most of them.
Our practice also offers same-day crowns for optimal convenience. This means you’ll be able to completely repair your decayed/damaged tooth in just a couple of hours instead of over several appointments. Best of all, your results will be just as effective!
With dental crown treatment, you’ll receive a restoration constructed out of porcelain material, which can allow you to: