Essentially a cap for a damaged tooth, dental crowns are a solution recommended for worn down, cracked, or weakened teeth. When a cavity is too large to be fixed by a filling or a root canal has been performed, a crown is also sometimes chosen.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Our restorative dentist may recommend a dental crown for a variety of reasons. There could be a cavity that is beyond a filling or your tooth could be damaged in a way that it requires further protection. A recent on a tooth may also require a crown due to increased fragility.
Whatever the reason is, dental crowns can restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and ultimately, its appearance. You can also rest assured that our dentist will give you an aesthetically pleasing result you’re going to love.
What is the Procedure for a Dental Crown?
Our dentist will start by examining the tooth or teeth in need of the crown and will take X-rays. If there is tooth decay, risk of infection, or injury to the tooth’s pulp, we may need to perform a root canal before any dental crowns can be placed.
Next, our dentist will file down and remove a part of the tooth’s outer layer. An impression will then be made of both the trimmed down and the surrounding teeth. You will receive a temporary crown until the permanent version is ready.
Once the crown has been created, we will ask that you return for a second visit to our Portage dental office to have it properly cemented onto your tooth.