Refresh Your Appearance, Revitalize Your Smile
Misshapen, weak, decayed, or discolored teeth can be painful, difficult to clean, and unsightly. The risk of tooth loss and further decay are increased when these problems are not dealt with, and the functionality of the mouth can be compromised. Premier Dental Center has been providing dental crowns to their Bells, Jackson, and Milan patients for over three decades and can help you improve the hygiene and structure of your teeth as well as reward you with a beautiful, complete smile.
Placing a dental crown on a compromised tooth can offer a number of improvements and provides permanent protection from further damage. The tooth-colored material used in crowns also allows our dentists to provide you with natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results. If you think dental crowns could be right for you, please contact one of our West Tennessee offices and we can schedule your first consultation.
Understanding the Procedure
Dental crowns may be right for you if you are experiencing one or more of the following
- Chipped, broken, or worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Yellowing or discolored smile
Dental crowns are made of strong, translucent porcelain that closely mimics the appearance of natural teeth. When crowns are being used to restore dental implants, they will be placed directly onto the implant, but when crowns are used to cover existing teeth, different preparation is needed.
During your first appointment, one of our doctors will take X-rays of your teeth to assess any possible decay as well as to examine the tooth root. Your tooth will be numbed and filed down on the top and sides to remove any damaged material and to make room for the crown. Conversely, if much of your tooth as been lost due to decay or damage, we will build your tooth structure up in order to support the dental crown. Once your tooth has been reshaped, putty will be used to make an impression. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory where your customized crowns will be made. The molds also ensure that the crowns fit correctly with your bite.
In two or three weeks, your permanent dental crowns will be sent back to either the Bells, Jackson, or Milan office and your second appointment will be scheduled. During this visit, your temporary crown will be removed and the fit and color of the permanent one will be closely checked. Finally a local anesthetic will be applied to the tooth and the dental crown will be cemented onto your tooth. The post-operative care of your crowns will be thoroughly discussed, giving you all the tools you need to optimize your results.