With our expertise and commitment to quality, we create dental crowns that blend seamlessly with your smile, restoring your confidence and allowing you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful set of teeth.
Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that repair and protect damaged teeth. Crafted from durable materials, like porcelain or ceramic, they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing strength and aesthetics. By precisely fitting over the tooth, dental crowns restore functionality, enhance appearance, and protect against further damage. Experience the transformative power of dental crowns and regain confidence in your smile.
Throughout the crown process, your dentist will ensure your comfort by using local anesthesia to numb the area being treated.
Your dentist will carefully reshape the tooth receiving the crown to ensure a proper fit. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. If the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, additional treatment may be necessary before proceeding with the crown placement.
This impression is used as a mold to create a custom-made crown that fits perfectly over the prepared tooth. While the permanent crown is being fabricated in a dental lab, a temporary crown will be placed over your tooth to protect it.
Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and carefully check the fit and appearance of the permanent crown. Once satisfied with the fit, the permanent crown will be cemented or bonded onto the prepared tooth, completing the crown placement process.
Following the placement of your dental crown, it’s important to follow these post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and long-term success:
For the first few hours after the crown placement, it’s recommended to avoid chewing on the treated tooth to allow the cement or bonding agent to fully set. Once the crown is securely in place, you can resume normal chewing and eating habits.
Proper oral hygiene is crucial for the health of your dental crown and surrounding teeth. Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, paying special attention to the area around the crown. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the crown’s surface.
It is common to experience temporary sensitivity or discomfort in the treated tooth and surrounding gum tissues. This sensitivity should subside within a few days. If the sensitivity persists or becomes severe, contact our office for further evaluation.
While dental crowns are designed to be durable, it’s best to avoid sticky or hard foods that could potentially dislodge or damage the crown. Opt for softer foods during the initial days after the crown placement and gradually reintroduce harder foods as you feel comfortable.
It’s important to attend any recommended follow-up appointments to ensure that the crown is properly functioning and fitting. These visits allow your dentist to evaluate the crown’s stability and make any necessary adjustments.
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Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. They are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.
The lifespan of a dental crown depends on various factors, including the material used, oral hygiene practices, and individual habits. On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years. However, with proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can last even longer.
The process of getting a dental crown is generally painless. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. Some individuals may experience temporary sensitivity or discomfort after the crown placement, which typically subsides within a few days.
The placement of a dental crown usually involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. An impression of the prepared tooth is taken, which is sent to a dental laboratory to create a custom crown. In the second visit, the permanent crown is carefully fitted and bonded or cemented onto the tooth.
Dental crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, both in color and shape. The aim is to create a restoration that is virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.