Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns
- November 30, 2018
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to repair damage or to change the shape, size, and/or color. Dental crowns are also the final restoration in a dental implant.
What Material Is A Dental Crown-Made Of?
A dental crown can be made from a number of different types of material. One of our experienced dentists at Fuller Dental will examine your smile and determine which material is right for you. Materials like porcelain and composite resin can be color matched to help your crown blend naturally. Our goal is to create a natural looking, lasting dental crown that fits seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
What Are The Benefits Of A Dental Crown?
Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- Help improve the look of a discolored tooth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the look of a misshapen tooth
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Replace a filling
What To Expert While Receiving A Dental Crown?
At our Burlington dental office, we want to make sure our patients are comfortable and well informed about their dental procedure. Receiving your new dental crown usually require two visits to our Burlington dental office. After a thorough examination of the teeth, one of our experienced cosmetic dentists will remove a small amount of tooth structure. Removing a small amount of tooth structure from the tooth helps get rid of any decay and helps the crown fit more securely on the tooth.
We will then take an impression of your teeth to get an accurate measure of your teeth to create a customized dental crown. While your crown is being completed, we will supply you with a temporary dental crown. Once completed, we will properly place your new dental crown in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments.
What Is Required After I Receive My Dental Crown?
Crowns can last over 15 years if you take care of them. In the days following the crown procedure, chew your food on the other side of your mouth. In the first days after receiving your crown, the cement will still be hardening. Once the cement has hardened, and the crown is set, you can resume chewing on both sides. The area around the newly crowned tooth may be sensitive in the days that follow the crown procedure, so it’s important to floss with extra care. Instead of lifting the floss from the gaps between the teeth, gently slide it out.
Schedule An Appointment
Our Burlington dental office offers a variety of restorative dental service for your convenience. Our team of dentists at Fuller Dental can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. You can schedule an appointment online or call 336-290-7401.