The thing you want most if you’re dealing with a decayed, damaged, or broken tooth is relief. If you’re in Flint and you’re dealing with that issue, you should know that dental crowns from Healthy Smiles Dental Care are the perfect solution for broken teeth!
Dental crowns are able to deal with all kinds of issues, ranging from purely aesthetic issues to severely degraded teeth. If you’re in need of restorative care, give us a call today!
A dental crown is a small cap that can be placed on the tooth, protecting it from the outside and giving it greater structure. It’s used most often in situations where a tooth has undergone more damage than a filling can handle, like in the case of a fracture, severe cavity, or after a root canal. However, dental crowns are beautiful enough for people to use them for purely aesthetic purposes, making them a solid cosmetic treatment as well.
There are two methods of getting a dental crown, but both will start the same way—with us taking a digital impression of your tooth and color-matching your dental crown. This is the design phase, and it’s key to making sure you wind up with your ideal restoration. This is also where you’ll be able to pick what material you’d like for your crown.
We’ll then prepare the tooth by removing a tiny amount of your enamel to make room for the dental crown. If you’re getting a crown from the dental lab, we’ll put temporary crowns over your teeth to protect them.
Then, one of two things will happen. The first is that we could send these designs to a lab for the dental crown to be crafted. This process will take a few weeks, and we’ll schedule you another appointment when it’s complete. The second is that we can make use of CEREC technology to craft you a dental crown in-office within as little as an hour, meaning that you’ll leave with a new restoration after just one appointment.
Dental crowns are used to protect the tooth from damage and to seal off areas of decay. Without one, it’s possible that your tooth good get worse, or tooth decay could potentially spread over time.
More immediately, however, is that without a dental crown a painful tooth isn’t going to get any better. If you want to relieve your discomfort, getting a restoration can be enormously helpful.
Finally, it’s common for a diseased tooth to appear discolored when compared to other teeth in the mouth. Dental crowns can be color-matched to the rest of your smile, improving your overall appearance.