When you come to us with a damaged tooth, or with advanced decay or infection, then you need a restoration to prevent tooth loss and safeguard your oral health. Often, we can repair major damage with a dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at frequently asked questions about dental crowns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Question: How many visits does placing one take?
Answer: We typically place them in two visits. The first visit involves preparing the tooth by removing a small amount of structure and then taking detailed impressions. After the patient leaves, the impressions will be sent to a dental lab, where the restoration will be created. The patient returns for a follow-up visit, during which we check the fit of the new restoration and place it using a powerful bonding agent.
Question: What do you make them out of?
Answer: The materials vary, but we often use ceramic for the front facing teeth, as this is the most lifelike material available. For the rear teeth, we may use zironcia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, as these look natural while also being able to withstand powerful bite forces. In some cases, we can still use metal for option strength and durability.
Question: How long do they last?
Answer: With proper care and attention, your new restorations can last for decades. You need to continue to brush and floss to safeguard them against gum disease and infection. We also suggest seeing us every six moths for a routine checkup and cleaning. A checkup to monitor your new restoration and a cleaning to remove plaque and safeguard your smile. If you have any questions about our dental crowns, or about any of our treatment options, then please contact our office today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DENTAL CROWNS?
At Mai Dentistry, we repair smiles with natural looking and long-lasting restorations! To learn more about our practice, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.