A dental crown offers full support for a vulnerable tooth. If it needs protection after an injury, or after suffering a more significant cavity, the crown can take on all biting and chewing pressures, while also hiding signs of damage. Placing a crown can require multiple appointments, but this process will ensure that your restoration is the perfect fit for your smile. At first, your dentist will need to prepare your tooth, and gather all relevant measurements. Once they have this information, they can ensure your crown will be the right size for your smile. When it is constructed, you can return to have it placed.
Receiving A Dental Crown For A Cavity Or A Dental Injury
A crown can be used in any situation where your tooth has faced a significant problem. Sometimes, that means the treatment of a cavity that caused more damage than a dental filling can respond to. It can also be used if a tooth is chipped or cracked in an accident. Congenital issues, like undersized or badly shaped teeth, may also benefit from a crown.
Choosing Between Different Material Types
How will your crown look? That can depend on the type of material used to construct it. While a metal crown can stand out in your smile, the material’s durability can make it useful for protecting back teeth. For teeth that are more prominent in your smile, a ceramic crown can offer important cosmetic benefits. Zirconia and porcelain-fused-to-metal crown can combine good esthetics with impressive durability.
How Long Will My Crown Last?
Your crown should last many years. As long as you practice good oral health habits, and avoid actions that might damage it, it should stay effective as long-term support for your tooth.
Visit Our Office in Baxter, MN!
Dr. Clinton L. Roberts and the friendly staff at Greenhaven Family Dental are happy to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile with a comprehensive approach to general dentistry. With years of training and experience in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Roberts is also adept at helping patients treat snoring and sleep apnea so they can rest more easily (and quietly). To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call our office in Baxter, MN, today at (218) 454-0523. We proudly welcome patients from Brainerd, Little Falls, Staples, Crosby-Ironton-Deerwood, and all surrounding communities.