We can use restorative dentistry to improve the function and overall health of a tooth or teeth. In fact, with one form of restoration we can completely change the tooth’s shape and color. We can also address a number of problems, both restorative and cosmetic. Does your smile need a crown? What does placement involve and who qualifies for one?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Question: When does the doctor recommend a restoration?
Answer: We may suggest one if your tooth becomes chipped or fractured, or if you develop decay too severe for a dental filling. They can also be used to reshape a misshapen or malformed tooth. If you have lost a tooth, one can secure a bridge or restore a single tooth dental implant.
Question: What are crowns made of?
Answer: That depends on where they are being placed. Rear teeth are on the receiving end of more severe bite forces and pressure, so we may suggest a metal crown or a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. For teeth near the front of the mouth we may use porcelain, a lifelike and durable material that is stain-resistant.
Question: What does placing one involve?
Answer: The entire process typically takes two visits. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions. The patient then receives a temporary restoration. When the patient returns for the second visit we will place the final restoration with a powerful bonding agent.
Question: How do I ensure my new restoration lasts?
Answer: You will need take steps to care for your restoration. We recommend brushing and flossing daily. You should also have your teeth cleaned twice a year. Doing so protects your restoration and helps maintain good oral health. If you have any questions about our repairing teeth, then contact our office today.