Crowns are one of the many procedures used for restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is the segment of dentistry focused on restoring the appearance and function of your teeth. If you do not love your smile as much as you should, Cascade Dental Care can help with your restorative care.
What Are Crowns for?
Crowns are used in a variety of restorative efforts. The most common use of a crown is to cover and protect a tooth that is too damaged to hold a filling. A crown will return your tooth to its normal shape and appearance. It will also strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.
Crowns are also used to secure a dental bridge. If your remaining teeth are damaged or weak, a crown can remedy these issues, allowing the proper installation of a dental bridge. The goal of crowns, like other restorative procedures, is to save your existing teeth whenever possible.
What Are the Benefits of Crowns?
Crowns have many benefits when compared to other restorative procedures. Crowns are one of the simplest dental procedures available, with minimal invasion and a quick recovery process.
Crowns are also a means of getting rid of dental pain that you may be experiencing. Dental pain is generally caused by a damaged or worn tooth. Once our team protects your damaged tooth with a high-quality crown, your pain will subside.
Crowns not only make your teeth feel better, but they will also look better. A crown is matched to the color and shape of your existing teeth so that it will blend seamlessly with your smile. Most people will not be able to tell the difference between your new crown and your existing teeth.
One of the best parts of crowns is their durability. Dental crowns last between five and 15 years, depending on how well the crown is cared for. Our team will give you clear aftercare instructions and check on the crown during your regular exams.
In addition to being durable and aesthetically pleasing, crowns are custom made for you. During your initial visit, our team will capture images and take measurements of the existing tooth. This information is used to create your crown.
What Is the Procedure for Receiving a Crown?
During your initial visit, our team will examine your teeth and obtain digital images if necessary. They will then fit you with a temporary crown, if needed, to address any discomfort in your tooth. If the crown is only for cosmetic concerns, a temporary crown is unnecessary.
Our team will then assist you in selecting the material for your crown. Crowns can be made of ceramic, gold, silver, or other metals. If you choose a ceramic crown, it will be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth.
A few weeks after your initial visit, you will return to have your permanent crown installed. You will first receive a local anesthetic to numb the area. Our professionals will then remove any damaged enamel and fit you with your crown. They will provide aftercare instructions at this time.
If you require a crown to improve your smile or to fix a problem tooth, contact our team at Cascade Dental Care today. You can reach us at 360-916-4200.