A cracked or broken tooth can be embarrassing, but it’s also a threat to the well-being of your smile. You can’t chew properly with a damaged tooth, and if it suffers from further damage, it could lead to an infection or even break to the point where it has to be removed altogether. Dr. Scott can help you save your tooth by placing a one-of-a-kind dazzling dental crown to protect it. Call us today to learn more about how we can give new life you your smile with the help of a carefully designed restoration.
Dental crowns are typically described as caps for your teeth. They are used to cover the entire dental structure in order to protect it. We can personalize each crown so that they fit snugly on the teeth in question while also blending in seamlessly with the rest of the smile. At our office, crowns can be made out of precious metal-gold, porcelain pressed to metal, or all porcelain. An all-ceramic crown is the ideal solution if you want to keep your smile looking fully white.
A dental crown can be placed for many different reasons, such as:
We can help you determine whether or not you need a dental crown after we’ve examined your teeth and considered other possible treatments for your specific oral health issues.
It just takes a couple of short appointments to design, fit, and place dental crowns. We’ll spend your first appointment making preparations by removing small amounts of enamel from your teeth; this creates the extra room we’ll need to place the final restoration. Then we can capture impressions of your smile and give you a temporary crown to wear over the short term. A dental lab will make your crown based on the impressions we send them, and once it’s complete we’ll call you back to our practice so that it can be attached to your tooth. We may need to make a few last-minute adjustments to the crown just to make sure it’s the perfect fit.