Having one or more damaged teeth could be a major inconvenience and detrimental to your oral health. Nonetheless, getting a dental crown, which a tooth-shaped cap or cover, is a practical way to resolve this issue. Here at Jeffrey Burns, D.M.D in Vernon CT, Dr. Jeffrey Burns uses dental crowns to restore an affected tooth’s size, shape, and functionality. Crowns likewise offer a range of benefits.
Dental crowns are created to cover a natural tooth or a dental implant. A crown can cover the entire top portion of a tooth and provide strong protection. A tooth that is decayed, broken, or cracked can be protected well from harmful bacteria that could potentially cause additional damage.
Eat With Comfort and Ease
Broken or missing teeth can negatively affect your ability to chew. However, dental crowns nowadays are made with very durable materials, porcelain, in particular, allowing you to eat with almost no food restrictions.
Dental crowns are utilized to solve a wide range of dental problems, including to:
- Restore a heavily worn down or broken tooth.
- Support and cover a tooth that has a huge filling when there isn’t much tooth left.
- Fix an unstable dental bridge in place.
- Fortify a tooth after a root canal procedure.
If you have a severely discolored tooth, a crown can be used to cover it. Additionally, dental crowns made of porcelain appear like your natural teeth. As a result, your confidence and self-esteem are boosted as well.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The entire procedure is completed in two dental appointments and involves these general steps:
- Your dentist will evaluate and prepare your tooth that needs a crown. X-rays and impressions of your tooth are also taken.
- The outer layer of your tooth will be removed and filed down to ensure that the crown will fit your tooth seamlessly.
- An impression of your altered tooth and its adjacent teeth will be made.
- A temporary crown will be positioned over your tooth for protection until your actual crown is ready.
- The impression of your tooth will be sent to a lab that creates the dental crown.
- Once your crown is ready, it will be permanently placed on your tooth during the second visit.
Interested in Dental Crowns? Reach Out to Us
Arrange an evaluation with Dr. Jeffrey Burns here at Jeffrey Burns, D.M.D in Vernon CT by calling (860) 870-4410.