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Dental Crowns

Who Should Get Dental Crowns?

A crown is often recommended to restore weak, cracked or chipped teeth. A crown is made of strong material that protects the natural tooth. Crowns are placed on top of the remaining portion of the natural tooth. They are typically recommended after root canal therapy.

How Long Do They Last?

Crowns can last years. They are made of some of the strongest materials and can now be made to match the rest of your teeth and can be almost undetectable to the naked eye.

When placing a crown, your dentist will want to make sure the fit and color are just right. Your dentist may have an in office lab or Cerec machine or he or she may send your case to the laboratory in order to be custom molded to your remaining tooth structure.

How Necessary are Dental Crowns?

If you believe you need a crown for a tooth, it’s important to see your dentist immediately. Postponement of receiving a dental crown can lead to serious oral health problems. Crowns are often used when there is deep decay or a lack of enamel. Without enamel, your nerves are left unprotected and decay can easily wreak havoc.

See your dentist about any oral pain or with more questions about dental crowns.

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Dental Crowns

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a metal or porcelain cap that is held in place by dental cement and completely covers your existing tooth. A crown may be used to cover a tooth that has had a large cavity removed, which endangers the overall health of the tooth, or to cover a tooth that has undergone an endodontic treatment or “root canal.” A crown can also be used to add strength to a weakened or broken tooth.

How does the procedure work?

Dr. Woods and his team will first take an impression of your existing tooth and may remove a small amount of the outer layer of the tooth. A second impression is then made. Both impressions are used to create the crown itself. It usually takes no more than one to two weeks for the permanent crown to be fabricated. In the meantime, our team will likely fit you with a temporary crown to protect the tooth. Once the permanent crown arrives, Dr. Woods will remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent crown over your existing tooth.

 

 Single Crown

 

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