What Is a Dental Crown?
Minor damage to your teeth, damage that only affects the enamel layer, often does not affect your oral health, and can typically be corrected with cosmetic treatment. However, ifthe damage is more significant, it can compromise the structural integrity of the affected tooth or put it at risk for infection.
A dental crown is a restoration designed to restore more significantly damaged teeth. It is a kind of cap that covers the entire visible surface of the damaged tooth, holding the tooth together, strengthening it, and protecting it from serious harm.
What Are Dental Crowns Made From?
Crowns can be made from one of several different materials, including:
Why Get a Dental Crown?
There are several reasons why you should get a dental crown when faced with tooth damage.
Getting Your Dental Crown
The process for getting a dental crown generally requires two separate appointments. During your first appointment, we prepare or trim, the tooth. This process removes enamel from the affected tooth, reducing It in size, making it possible for your crown to fit in naturally and comfortable with the rest of your teeth. The next step is taking an impression. Impressions are essential for the dental lab to design and create your custom crown. It can take up to two weeks before your crown is ready and you come back for a second appointment. At this appointment, we check the fit of your crown and make sure that your bite is unobstructed. If we do not need to make any adjustments, we bond the crown securely into place over your tooth.
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, treatment is needed right away to restore your oral health and prevent serious issues. Call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation at Tulsa: (918) 749-0303 Claremore: (918) 343-4300 and find out if a dental crown is right for you.