Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

When a tooth gets badly damaged and cannot be repaired by a filling or treated for a root canal, a natural looking crown can be put in it’s place to restore the surface of the tooth to a natural look and repair functionality. It is also an answer to back molars that are causing you constant pain or sensitivity due to cracks in the tooth or compromised fillings.

Essentially a crown is a cover or “cap” that we can put on your tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function. The purpose of the dental crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. It is also a practical and long lasting solution.

Dental crowns can help restore your smile if you have missing or have any damaged teeth which can help restore some confidence that you may lose when you have damaged teeth that need repairing. A crown can also help you bite and chew better, which can positively impact other systems in your body, such as your digestive system.

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

You may need a crown if you:

  • Have a cavity that is too large for a filling
  • Have a missing tooth and need a bridge
  • Need to cover a dental implant
  • Have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
  • Have had root canal treatment - the crown will protect the restored tooth
  • Want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile

If you have any questions as to whether you are a good candidate for a dental crown, Dr. Loggan, Dr. Swan, and our friendly team can help and give you the information and advice you need.

How is The Crown Placed?

  • Step 1: Our Doctors will prepare the tooth by removing its outer portions so the crown will fit. Any decay is also removed. If additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown,the dentist may build up the core of the tooth.
  • Step 2: An impression is then made to provide an exact model for the crown.
  • Step 3: You will get a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent crown to be ready - usually less than two weeks. While you have the temporary crown, this tooth may be a little sensitive to hot and cold. Also, avoid chewing gum or sticky foods during this time.
  • Step 4: We will use the model to help make the crown.
  • Step 5: When the new crown is ready, Dr. Loggan or Dr. Swan will place it in your mouth and make the necessary adjustments. When you and our doctor are satisfied with how it looks and feels, the crown is cemented in place.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used for both functionality as well as to improve the look of your teeth. There are many benefits of dental crowns which include:

  • A practical, long lasting solution to broken, decayed, or compromised teeth. With proper care these permanent prostheses can last between 15-30 years. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of a dental crown for decades.
  • Support for misshapen or badly broken teeth, as well as to adjacent teeth. Dental crowns are primarily used as part of restorative procedures, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits.
  • A natural looking appearance, in contrast to older crown materials. The dental crowns are designed to fit exact specifications in terms of shape, size, color, and fit.
  • Restoration of functionality as well as a pleasing appearance.
  • An answer to pain in the back teeth caused by old filling or hairline cracks. If you suffer from extensive decay, a tooth root infections, or oral trauma such as a fracture, chip, or breakage, your tooth may ache or feel sore. Once it’s been treated properly a dental crown can fortify your tooth against further issues and prevent sensitivity.

When dental crowns are combined with bridgework they can replace missing teeth completely, which will provide a natural looking smile that works the way it should for speech and for eating.

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