What is a Dental Crown?
A crown may be recommended to help restore your smile when teeth have lost too much healthy tooth structure. Crowns cover the remaining tooth structure to build back a previously broken tooth or help prevent further damage. If a tooth is poorly shaped or significantly discolored, crowns can even restore them to a brighter color and normal shape. If spaces are present, crowns can be utilized with implants or bridges to regain chewing ability and fill in unsightly gaps.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
- Covers and supports tooth
- Attaches to a bridge or implant
- Protects weak tooth from breakage
- Repairs broken teeth
- Treat discolored or misshapen teeth
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Dental Crown?
An ideal dental crown candidate is any patient that is committed to keeping their teeth. Although crowns are a bigger investment than fillings, crowns are much more effective in decreasing the risk of fractures in teeth.
What is Involved in a Dental Crown Procedure?
First, the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic to make sure the visit is comfortable. Then, A small portion of tooth structure is removed to create enough space for porcelain. A tooth-colored temporary crown is fabricated and placed while your custom made crown is created and a digital model of your teeth is created before you leave so the dental laboratory can create the best fitting crown for your tooth.
What is the Difference between a Dental Crown and Dental Veneers?
A dental crown covers the whole tooth typically. Crowns can be used on any tooth and often serves to protect susceptible teeth from fracture, in addition to changing the look of teeth. Dental veneers are much thinner and are usually only used on front teeth. They are used only to change the shape, size or color of teeth.
Our restorative goal is always to help you restore your smile to its optimal function as well as for you to be happy about your smile. At your next visit, we would be happy to help you determine if dental crowns are appropriate for your smile.
Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND proudly provides patients from Minot, Williston, Garrison, New Town, Rugby, Bismark and Devils Lake, ND, with dental crown services. Call (701) 839-1299 or fill out a Contact Form here for any questions or to schedule an appointment.