Missing teeth shouldn’t cause you to miss out on life and dental crowns can help improve your smile and your life. If you have some gaps in your smile but are not quite sold on the idea of dentures, there are some other teeth replacement options that can complete your smile and restore your confidence. Dental crowns seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth, giving you a grin, you can’t wait to bear.Schedule an Appointment
Dental crowns are synthetic caps, typically made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two, which are placed on top of a tooth to restore its function and appearance. Crowns are often used to restore a tooth when decay has become advanced, especially after a restorative procedure such as a root canal. They can also be used to attach bridges, cover implants, salvage a cracked tooth, or stabilize an existing filing that has become loose. Crowns can also serve a purely aesthetic use, restoring a stained or discolored tooth to its original color.
Crowns are occasionally confused with veneers, but they serve different purposes. Veneers are typically applied to relatively small areas and serve a more cosmetic function.
The process for getting crowns may take two or three office visits. During the first visit, your dentist will numb the area to be treated, making sure you’re comfortable. Then he or she will file down the enamel of your tooth so the crown can be properly fitted over it. Next, an impression of your bite is created and sent to a special lab where your custom crown or crowns, will be fabricated. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown until the permanent version is ready. This may take two to three weeks.
When the crown is ready, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area for your comfort. Then, dental cement will be used to secure your crown into place. Next time you look in the mirror, you’ll see an Oscar-winning smile.
Crowns can last for 10-15 years with the proper care. In order to make sure your crowns have a long and healthy lifespan, it’s important to floss regularly to avoid plaque buildup. You should also avoid eating brittle foods so as not to compromise the crown. Behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism can also threaten the integrity of a crown. If you suffer from this condition, we can help you find a solution.
Feel more confident about your appearance with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy.Schedule an Appointment
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we’re always delighted to meet new patients and welcome in office regulars. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call at (219) 940-3149. We’re always happy to hear from you!
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Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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