Do I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. They cover all the visible parts of the tooth. Dental crowns are one of the best ways to protect weakened teeth from further damage.
The Uses of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns have many potential uses. They can be used to cover misshapen teeth or to hold a dental bridge in place. They also can cover discolored teeth and drastically improve a tooth’s appearance. A dental crown may be used to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to restore a tooth’s former strength. Dental crowns are often used to cover a tooth with extensive filling that might compromise its structure, which can help prevent a severe amount of damage from occurring.
The Process of Dental Crowns
Obtaining a dental crown usually involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and make an impression to send to the lab. A temporary crown is then fixed to the tooth, while the lab makes the permanent crown. When the permanent crown is finished, the patient returns to the dental office. The crown is then cemented securely to the tooth.
A dental crown serves many purposes. Here at Jenson Dental, we try to make your dental crown process as easy as possible. We use a CEREC machine that enables us to make the crown directly in the office. This will eliminate the need for a goopy impression, and will also prevent the necessity of an uncomfortable temporary crown. To learn more about our dental crown services, contact us at Jenson Dental today!