When you’ve recently damaged a tooth, the last thing you want to be told is that you need it extracted. At Sunny Dental, our goal is to help you salvage teeth however possible, and dental crowns are just one of the many ways we make that happen! Our highly experienced dentists will not only walk you through the treatment process, but make sure that you understand how dental crowns work to save your damaged teeth and bring them back to their original luster. We can’t wait to help you restore your smile, so don’t wait to give us a call today!
Dental crowns can be used for a wide variety of treatments. One of the most common reasons we place dental crowns is to cover teeth damaged either by long-term decay or as a result of a physical injury. Regardless of what caused your teeth to become damaged, if your tooth is at risk of becoming infected or breaking down further without a restoration, you’ll need one to ensure the tooth does not have to be extracted. Furthermore, if you currently have dental fillings and the filling is taking up more than two-thirds of your natural tooth, a crown will need to replace the filling.
If we determine that a dental crown is the best treatment option for you moving forward, we’ll start by removing any decay that is currently present, then shape your natural tooth so that it can properly receive a crown. Prior to shaping your enamel, we’ll apply a local anesthetic that numbs your surrounding gum tissue, ensuring that you feel as comfortable as possible. We’ll place a temporary crown over your existing tooth while we get your permanent crown created. After about one to two weeks, you’ll come back to the office to have the temporary crown replaced with your permanent version. If any adjustments need to be made to make your crown fit properly, we’ll make them before you leave.
Dental crowns can not only keep your teeth in one piece and prevent the need for an extraction, but they also provide the following benefits below!
Beautiful Esthetics: No longer will you feel self-conscious about showing off your smile thanks to our tooth-colored materials!