Sometimes you need to cover up or “cap” a tooth, or several teeth. Repairing damaged teeth requires the precision and care of a professional dentist, so if you have a fractured or decayed tooth, do not hesitate to contact Top Dental for a consultation on possibly getting dental crowns or bridges to restore the natural aesthetics of your teeth.
Crowns are made from porcelain and can be made to match the shade of your teeth. The procedure gives you a natural appearance and feel, and the crown will blend with your teeth. The process of a crown is usually completed in a couple of visits.
The first visit will be used to prepare the original tooth by filing it down so the crown can be fitted over the tooth. To manufacture the crown, a mold is taken once the tooth is reduced in size. While the crown is being made, we will fit you with a temporary crown. A local anesthetic is used during this entire procedure so that you are comfortable.
At your next appointment, the crown is fitted into the space and permanently bonded into place. Again, a local anesthetic is used for numbing and keeping you comfortable. Once the tooth is cemented into place, your smile will be the same as usual. Most crowns are very durable and will last at least 10 years or more. A crown is cared for in the same as your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are recommended, as well as regular dental checkups every six months.
Crown placement can offer several benefits:
- Long-term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural and healthier smile.