What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration that is often placed over damaged or compromised teeth. Crowns are meant to mimic the feel and look of a real tooth, so you can benefit from having a full and healthy-looking smile that functions properly. We offer both porcelain as well as same-day crowns to meet your individual dental needs. Same-day crowns can be done fully within just one appointment in the office.
Why would a Dental Crown be needed?
The reason you may need a dental crown is because a tooth is damaged or compromised in some way. This may be due to a tooth breaking, cracking or fracturing to the point where the tooth is now considered vulnerable and damaged. To prevent further damage to the tooth, a crown can be placed over the top of it. Likewise, teeth that have larger areas of decay, large fillings or that have recently undergone a root canal should be crowned.
Who is a good candidate for a Dental Crown?
Dr. Ally will carefully examine your teeth to determine if a dental crown is needed. Most often, a crown is necessary when other treatments have failed or when other treatments aren’t sufficient enough when it comes to restoring the tooth. A crown is made just for you, so it will blend in well with the rest of your smile. You can expect the crown to last for years or even decades because of its durable and long-lasting nature.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
For both types of crowns, Dr. Ally will file down the damaged tooth to create a type of “seat” for the new restoration. Our porcelain crowns involve taking an impression and then using this to make the crown out of the office. Your second visit involves placing the porcelain crown and adjusting its bite and fit. For our same-day crowns, we take digital impressions that are placed into our state-of-the-art machine that creates a permanent crown for you in the same day. The crown is then placed and you’ll be ready to leave without needing to schedule a second appointment.
If you think you might benefit from a new dental crown, call us today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.