Sunshine Family Dental offers dental crowns as a solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. A dental crown restores the shape, size, and strength of a tooth by covering the entire surface. Our dental team can assist you with determining whether dental crowns are the most appropriate option for your dental needs.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown covers a damaged or decayed tooth with a custom-made cap. Various materials are used to make a dental crown, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys. A dental crown can be used to restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, decayed, or weakened. Moreover, they are useful for covering teeth that have undergone root canal therapy or supporting dental bridges.
The Dental Crown Process
A dental crown is typically placed in two appointments. At the first appointment, our dental team will prepare your tooth for the crown by removing any decayed or damaged tooth structure. In order to create a custom-made dental crown, we will take impressions of your tooth. It may be necessary to place a temporary crown on your tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
In the second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed and replaced with the permanent crown. It is our responsibility to ensure that the crown fits correctly and matches the color of your surrounding teeth. Following the placement of the crown, we will inspect your bite and make any necessary adjustments.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer several benefits, including:
- Improved Appearance: Dental crowns can restore the shape, size, and color of damaged or decayed teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.
- Restored Functionality: Dental crowns can restore the functionality of damaged or weakened teeth, allowing you to bite and chew properly.
- Longevity: With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years, making them a long-term solution to restoring damaged or decayed teeth.