Dental crowns commonly referred to as dental caps, are protective covers that are placed over your teeth. If you have a damaged tooth structure, our dentist will advise you to use this appliance. They operate as armor, shielding the teeth from the outside world and adding an extra layer of security to the fragile structure. At Discount Dental in Pasco, WA, we provide safe and effective treatment, ensuring that our patients' dental crowns look and feel as natural as possible.
Who Might Require a Dental Crown?
Patients with significant tooth decay that cannot be repaired with a filling, broken fillings, damaged teeth, and teeth treated with root canals frequently require a dental crown. These teeth have only been harmed on the surface, but they are in good health beneath the gum line.
Dental Crown Uses
- To protect a tooth from future damage
- To safeguard a tooth that has been compromised by decay or disease
- to replace a decaying, broken, or old filling
- To save an already fractured tooth
- To repair damaged teeth
- To make cosmetic alterations, such as closing gaps between teeth, reshaping
- To keep dental bridges in place
- To reestablish the strength of any tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown
We will prepare the tooth for the crown at the initial appointment. This may entail eliminating cavities or modifying the tooth to ensure its health before placing a cap on it. We must also ensure that it is designed such that the crown fits comfortably. After we have properly prepped the tooth, we will take imprints of your mouth and send them to our lab for manufacturing. The color and contour of your existing teeth will be matched to the dental crown.
Until your final restoration is ready, we will place a temporary cap on your tooth. This allows you to use your teeth more effectively, but you should take caution when chewing hard or sticky foods.
When the crown is complete, we will clean the tooth and make any final preparations, including filing the tooth down if necessary, during the next appointment. After the permanent crown is put, it is examined to ensure that it fits properly. Once we are satisfied with the fit, we will permanently connect the crown to the tooth, restoring complete function to your teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about our dental crown treatments, visit our office, Discount Dental, at 2735 W Court St, Pasco, WA 99301, or call at (509) 212-9227 and schedule an appointment.