For our team at Rogue Valley Dental Center fitting your teeth with crowns is always a pleasure. Crowns are a great way to restore not only the beauty of your tooth but its functions as well. They are a good fit for both adults and children, and can go a long way to enhance your appearance.
A crown is a cap with the shape of a tooth that is fitted over the actual tooth so that it restores its function, shape, strength, and size. All of these attributes are aimed at giving you an improved appearance while maintaining the functionality of your dental structure. As soon as the crown is cemented into the required position, it fully encases an entire portion that is seen above the gums.
Importance Of Crowns
Normal crowns may be your choice of dental procedure for a number of reasons depending on a variety of factors including cost, length of procedure, and eventual results. Crowns also protect a weakened tooth from further disintegration caused by decay. Crowns protect a tooth from cracking and falling apart.
A tooth that is worn down may be hard to keep especially if some pain is exhibited. However, if fitted with a normal crown, its beauty and functions are restored. When there is a huge filling on a tooth it is unable to support itself effectively, but a crown can give it sufficient cover.
After fixing a bridge, a crown can be an ideal way of keeping it in place. Teeth that are badly misshapen may be improved by dental crowns. They are also great for covering implants and making cosmetic improvements.
Preparation for Crowns
When preparing to fix crowns, you will need to visit our dentist at least two times. The first visit will involve examination of the tooth to determine its status, then getting it ready for the procedure. During the second visit, you will have a placement of the crown.
During the initial exam, our dentist is likely to take photos or x-rays. Through this, the surrounding bone and root of the tooth will be analyzed. If there is much damage to them, root canal treatment may be mandatory. If not, the dentist will proceed to numb the area around the tooth. The tooth is then filed down on its sides and in the chewing area. This process helps create space for the intended crown.
Our dentist then creates an impression of your tooth. This may also be done using a digital scanner. When impressions are made, the upper and lower teeth are taken into consideration. You need a proper alignment for you to chew and the dentist does not want to interfere with this. Before you leave our office, a temporary crown will be fixed for your comfort and to protect the tooth as you wait for the next visit.
After impressions are taken, they are sent to be designed at the lab. This needs a maximum of two weeks after which you will return. The temporary crown is removed and the permanent one put in place. After the procedure, you are likely to have a bit of sensitivity since anesthesia has to wear off. This should not be a source for worry as you will be provided with medication to see you through the first few days.
For more information on how crowns could be beneficial to your dental problems, get in touch with our team. Call us, Rogue Valley Dental Center at (541) 779-4517 today.