Damaged and decayed teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed. Not only will your aesthetic be compromised, but the status of your current health will continue to decline. Being around family, friends, and peers can become increasingly difficult, especially if the problematic teeth are visible to others. Fortunately, Dr. Gizachew at Nu Dental Brick can provide dental crowns to safeguard and strengthen the natural tooth structure, allowing you to feel more confident in your appearance. To find out if you are eligible for this restorative treatment, contact us today!
Dental crowns are restorative solutions that are also known as “caps.” Designed to restore and strengthen the visible portion of a weakened tooth, it is also used when patients undergo dental implant placement to replace a single missing tooth.
Dentists have relied on dental crowns for decades (even centuries) to help individuals living with decayed or damaged teeth. The most common reasons your dentist might recommend a dental crown include:
Prior to placing your dental crown, we’ll need to complete a consultation to ensure this is the best treatment based on your needs. If this is the case, we’ll start by administering a local anesthetic and carefully remove a small amount of your enamel so it can hold a crown. If present, we’ll make sure any and all decay is cleaned off before capturing impressions using our digital technology. This impression will be used to create your crown, which is made from tooth-colored dental ceramics. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary crown to cover your tooth, then come back to our office after the permanent crown is fabricated.
After about two weeks, your permanent crown will be made and ready to replace your temporary restoration. Once the permanent crown is attached, we’ll make any slight modifications as needed to ensure it keeps your bite even and looks as natural as possible inside your smile.
Known for their durability and functionality, dental crowns offer patients a tried-and-true solution that provides a multitude of benefits, some of which include: