Restore a Strong, Healthy Smile with Dental Crowns
By Steven Kail on January 21, 2015
Although tooth enamel is a naturally strong material, there are many factors that can break down or destroy this layer of tooth, leaving the inner layer of the tooth unprotected. Dental crowns act as a replacement for damaged tooth enamel and restore the strength of the tooth in order to improve oral functions and prevent complex dental problems. At Premier Dental Center, those of our Jackson patients who are dental crown candidates can rely on this restoration to provide a healthier, more attractive smile.
Candidates for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are not only an extremely effective dental treatment, but they also have a wide variety of uses, which makes them one of the most popular forms of restorative treatment. A great number of our patients are dental crown candidates because these restorations can support a tooth that has been damaged by any number of factors. Below are some common uses for dental crowns:
- Replacing tooth enamel lost by erosion or decay
- Rebuilding a tooth that was damaged by a traumatic injury
- Protecting a tooth that is cracked or fractured
- Restoring a “dead” tooth
- Improving the aesthetics of a tooth with severe cosmetic flaws
Aside from these uses, dental crowns are also frequently necessary to complete other dental treatments. For example, patients who undergo root canal therapy are also likely to have a dental crown placed. A dental crown can protect the tooth that was infected and prevent another infection from developing. Dental crowns are also used to anchor dental bridges and can be used as the dental restoration when dental implants are placed. Because dental crowns have so many uses, just about any patient who has a tooth that is damaged, cosmetically flawed, or missing, is a potential candidate for dental crowns treatment.
The dental crown treatment procedure is pretty straightforward. To begin, the tooth will be reshaped so that there is ample room for the dental crown. We will remove any damaged tooth structure while preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible. Molds will be taken once the tooth has been reshaped and plans for the dental crown will be sent to a dental laboratory. We will specify the size and shape of the crown, along with the color. It will take two to three weeks for the crown to be fabricated, but a temporary crown will be placed in the meantime. Once we have the permanent crown, a second appointment will be scheduled and the crown will be bonded into place, leaving patients with a naturally attractive smile that is strong and functional.
Schedule an Appointment
If your smile is negatively affected by a tooth that is weak, damaged, or cosmetically flawed, a dental crown may help. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists at Premier Dental Center at your earliest convenience to find out if dental crowns treatment is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
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