Your teeth do a lot for you every day. Along with biting and chewing, your teeth help you to speak properly and smile confidently. They also play an important role in keeping your jawbone strong and healthy. Your teeth are incredibly strong and can stand up to a significant amount of use every single day. Despite their strength, however, the teeth can suffer physical damage or decay that can compromise their health and their strength. Mid Valley Dental can to restore damaged teeth with crowns.
What is a Crown?
Tooth damage and decay is a serious issue that needs to be addressed right away. Even minor damage can worsen over time, leading to serious consequences. The strength of the affected tooth is compromised, leaving it susceptible to splitting or shattering. The tooth may develop a painful infection. If the damage becomes too severe, the tooth may need to be extracted.
A crown is a dental restoration that is designed to treat damaged teeth. It is a cap-like restoration that is made to fit over the entire visible surface area of the affected tooth. It provides protection as well as restores strength, allowing your tooth to function normally. With the tooth restored, you avoid the need for a tooth extraction.
Materials for Crowns
Crowns can be made from many different materials. Some of the most common crown materials include
Why Get a Crown?
There are many benefits associated with a crown. Benefits include
How is a Crown Placed?
The process for placing a crown typically requires two separate appointments. At your first appointment, we need to prepare the affected tooth. This process, done under a local anesthetic, involves removing a portion of the tooth enamel. In doing so, we create the space necessary for your restoration to fit comfortably into place. After preparing the tooth, we take an impression and place a temporary crown.
Your impression is sent to our dental lab, where it is used to design and create your final crown. Once the crown is ready, you come back for your second appointment. We check your crown for fit and a comfortable bite. If everything looks and feels good, the crown is secured into place with special dental cement.
With a crown, we can help to restore the strength of a damaged tooth and protect it from serious harm. This allows the tooth to remain in the socket and prevent the need for tooth extraction. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Mid Valley Dental at (920) 215-4160 today.