Crowns cover teeth for protection or for appearance. These crowns can be made from metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. You may have heard others call them caps. Crowns can:
- Cover discolored teeth.
- Protect weak teeth.
- Cover fillings.
- Secure bridges.
- Cover dental implants.
- Cover teeth that have had root canals.
The Crown Process
When you come to our office for a crown, we use our intraoral scanner to map the portion of your mouth that requires a crown. This process is efficient and more comfortable than the traditional molds. The tooth that requires the crown will be reduced and shaped. We will use a local anesthetic during this process.
A second scan will ensure the crown fits your tooth securely. We will send that information to the lab. After the scanning process, we may fit you with a temporary crown that you will wear to protect the tooth. At a second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and place your permanent crown.
The Benefits of Crowns
Crowns are a time-tested and long-lasting procedure for protecting teeth.
After your crown has been placed, all you need to do for maintenance is regular brushing and flossing, and don’t forget to come in for regular cleanings and checkups.
Although crowns tend to be durable, you should avoid chewing hard foods like ice or popcorn kernels, so you do not crack the crown (or any of your other teeth). Following these guidelines can ensure a long life for your crown.
You should tell us if you are uncomfortable with your crown for any reason. If the crowned tooth feels especially irritated or sensitive, please call our office.
Call Us Today
We care about your overall health, including any stress you may feel over this procedure. Be sure to tell our office if you are concerned about pain management or if you have anxiety.
If you have a tooth that might need a crown, call our office today. We are ready to restore your smile!