ENJOY HIGH-QUALITY RESTORATIONS
If you have a damaged tooth, we can provide an added layer of protection and safeguard your smile with a dental crown. While you might be envisioning a dark metal restoration, D Smiles Family Dentistry uses all-ceramic material to ensure your crown matches the appearance of your teeth. You’ll enjoy a natural-looking solution to help you achieve a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.
WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that’s bonded over the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. It’s one of the most widely used treatments in restorative dentistry because it can save a compromised tooth from extraction. A crown can also protect a tooth at risk of breaking or along with other procedures, like a bridge. No matter the reason, a crown can rehabilitate your tooth and improve your smile using a solution that can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare.
WHY DO I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
After a thorough consultation at our Gainesville, VA office, we might determine a dental crown is in your best interest for several reasons, such as to treat:
- A large cavity.
- A break or fracture.
- A weakened tooth at risk of breaking.
- A tooth that has had a root canal.
- Missing teeth, such as to support a bridge.
- Dark tooth discoloration or stains.
- Abnormally shaped tooth.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE?
After your initial consultation, you’re scheduled for your procedure. We’ll begin by cleaning the tooth and performing any additional treatments, like a root canal. Your tooth is reshaped to allow the crown to fit over it. Once your tooth has been prepared, we’ll take a digital impression of it. You won’t need to worry about holding a messy, foul-tasting material in your mouth to get the measurements necessary to create your crown.
The images integrate with state-of-the-art software, which allows us to design your crown to meet your exact needs. The information will be sent to the dental lab where they will carefully craft it, which can take a couple of weeks. We’ll attach a temporary crown while you wait to protect your tooth. After your final restoration is complete, you’ll return to our office to have it bonded in place.
Your mouth might be a bit tender for a few days, but any discomfort will subside. As your mouth heals, you’ll be able to chew with your crown like a real tooth; however, it’s best to avoid anything that’s overly hard or sticky.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CROWN?
A dental crown offers a variety of advantages to preserve your natural smile, such as:
- Durable to last for many years.
- Save a tooth from needing to be removed.
- Improve the health and function of a tooth.
- Natural-looking results.
- Versatile to treat several issues.
- Personalized for your exact needs.