A dental crown from Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson NC is a strong, natural-looking permanent restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.
Dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. They can remedy the following issues:
- A cracked tooth with decay
- An ill-fitting existing crown
- A decayed tooth that has lost a significant amount of tooth structure
- A tooth that has had a root canal
- A tooth that is too small or misshapen
- A tooth that causes a bite problem
Before we can attach the crown, your tooth must be prepared. We often administer a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping.
We will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.
A temporary crown is placed on the tooth to safeguard it until you return to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. You should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.
The mold of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your crown is fabricated. Dental crowns are offered in three varieties: tooth-colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns.
Each type has its benefits and drawbacks. We will choose the most appropriate crown material for your particular tooth.
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