Dental crowns are customized prosthetic teeth that can match with your perfect natural smile. Crowns are also known as tooth caps that can help in filling gaps between your teeth. They can also form a layer around a tooth and protect them if they get damaged by injury or decay.
What are the uses of the dental crown?
A dental crown is used for:
- Filling a cavity that is too large
- To treat worn, cracked, or weakened tooth
- To protect a restored tooth after root canal treatment
- Cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth to improve your smile
What is the procedure for having a dental crown?
As you visit a dentist for a dental crown, at first, he will give you local anesthesia to make you feel comfortable. The tooth is reshaped. The tooth’s enamel is prepared to ensure if the permanent crown perfectly fits when placed over it. After shaping the tooth appropriately, a mold of the tooth to be treated and of the surrounding teeth is taken. This mold will help in guiding the dental lab to create the customized crown, to make a natural and perfect fit. It takes a while to prepare the crown, so, until that time, a temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth until the permanent crown gets ready.
Finally, in your next appointment, the dentist will numb the area with local anesthesia for the permanent placement of your crown. The permanent crown is cemented in place, and all necessary adjustments are made to make it feel comfortable and look perfect. Soon after getting the crown placed, you can see beautifully restored and natural-looking teeth.
How to care for the teeth after getting dental crowns?
You need to prevent any damage to the crown and the cavities as well, by following the steps below:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing every day
- Using oral care products with ADA standards
- Avoid chewing on hard foods
- Visit your dentist as per the scheduled appointments.
Find out more about dental crowns as you visit our office. Call Boger Family Dental today at 408.286.3229 or request an appointment online.