Here at Healthy Smiles Dental Care in Barton City, we always strive to help patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. To that end, we offer a number of restoratives services that can seamlessly repair broken teeth, including dental crowns. If you have a suffering tooth that may be able to benefit from this procedure, get in touch with us right away. We will evaluate the situation and do all we can to get your oral health back on track ASAP.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the entire portion of a tooth that is visible above the gumline. It is a custom-made restoration whose job is to protect a damaged tooth while also restoring its function, strength, and appearance.
Dental crowns can be used in a number of different situations. For example, we may recommend that you receive one if:
To start the crown process, we will first prepare your tooth by removing a bit of its enamel. This step is necessary to ensure that your restoration will fit well. Next, we will use advanced scanning equipment to capture a digital impression of your mouth. We will design your crown using state-of-the-art software, and then our in-house milling unit will create your permanent restoration out of top-quality ceramic. Once it is ready, we will verify its fit before attaching it to your tooth.
This one-visit process is superior to the traditional process for creating crowns, which requires at least two appointments and makes it necessary for patients to wear a temporary restoration while a laboratory creates a permanent one.
After you get a dental crown, you can expect to enjoy a number of benefits, including: