A dental crown is a prosthetic device that is placed on a damaged tooth to better its appearance. Dental crowns are made of different materials including ceramic mimic, stainless steel and porcelain. Crown materials may vary in aesthetics and durability, and this is translated in the cost of acquiring them.
The dental crown procedure
The first step in the dental crown procedure usually involves determining if you have enough bone density to undergo the treatment. If not, an alternative treatment will be suggested for you. If yes, the crown material to be used on you will be chosen based on your budget, position of tooth being repaired and taste.
The tooth is shaped by the dentist to prepare it for the crown. The crown is usually prepared at an external lab, and may take a few days before being received at the dentist's office. During this period, a temporary crown will be placed on the shaped tooth to protect it from physical damage and sensitivity. Temporary crowns are made of tooth-colored plastic that is held to the tooth using special cement.
This is removed immediately when the permanent crown arrives.
Why do you need a dental crown?
- To encase a tooth with a large filling
- To cover a canal-treated tooth
- To protect a tooth with a broken cusp
- To improve the appearance of a discolored, misshapen or disproportionate tooth
- To replace a missing tooth (in a dental implant procedure)
- To reduce pain and damage when you have cracked tooth syndrome
Get A Crown Treatment Today
If you have a dental imperfection that is causing you chewing problems or that you're simply not happy about, consider having a crown placed on it. Call St Therese Family Dentistry at 714-994-6911 if you are in Buena Park and want to see a qualified dentist for a crown treatment.