What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Once cemented into place, the crown fully encases the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line.
Why might I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are versatile and can be used to:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking or hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
- Restore a broken tooth or a severely worn-down tooth.
- Cover and support a tooth with a large filling.
- Hold a dental bridge in place.
- Cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
- Cover a dental implant.
What is the procedure for getting a crown?
The procedure typically involves two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay and reshaping it. An impression is then taken to create a custom crown. A temporary crown is placed until the permanent one is ready. During the second visit, the permanent crown is cemented in place.
How do I care for my dental crown?
While crowns are durable, they're not indestructible. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential. Avoiding hard foods and not using your teeth as tools can also prolong the life of your crown.
Why choose Relief Dental for your crowns?
Our commitment to excellence ensures that your crown not only fits perfectly but also matches the natural color of your teeth. With our patient-centered approach, we ensure a comfortable and seamless experience.
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