Your permanent teeth are meant to last the rest of your life. So what can you do if you have a tooth that has been damaged in an accident or has become significantly decayed? Oftentimes, it may be possible for you to keep the tooth once it has been restored with a custom-made dental crown from Dr. Langworthy. Do you have any damaged teeth? Call us today to set up an appointment so that we can start figuring out whether a crown is needed.
Why Choose Langworthy Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
High-Quality Ceramic Crowns
Friendly Hometown Dentists
State-of-the-Art Practice with Great Music
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is one of the most common dental restorations. It is basically a cap for a tooth that covers it completely. There are many reasons why a dental crown might be used:
You may have a weakened tooth that requires additional support.
The tooth is severely fractured and could suffer from further damage if left exposed.
The tooth is badly decayed.
The tooth just received a root canal treatment.
Here at Langworthy Family Dentistry, you can get a crown made out of high-quality ceramic. The final restoration will be personalized for your unique smile; not only will it match the shape and size of your other teeth, but it will be shaded to blend in with the rest of your grin.
The Dental Crown Process
The process of getting a dental crown is typically divided into two main appointments:
First visit: After an examination, we will create room for the crown by removing enamel from the sides and the chewing surface of the tooth. Then, using the latest technology, we will create a digital impression of a prepared tooth. We will then complete your initial visit by placing a temporary crown.
Second visit: Once a separate dental lab has created your crown and sent it back to our office, we can move forward with the second appointment. During this visit, the temporary crown will be removed so that the permanent one can be attached. It’s important to ensure that the crown actually fits properly in your mouth, so we will perform a last-minute check to see if any adjustments might be required before you can head home with your beautiful new restoration.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Bringing Back Your Confident Grin: It can be hard to smile when you have a noticeably damaged tooth, but a lifelike dental crown can help you feel much better about your appearance.
Restoring Chewing Ability: Trying to chew with a damaged tooth can make the problem worse. A crown can give your tooth the strength to function normally again so that you can still use it for chewing.
Protection for Your Tooth: A crown can prevent the damage that has already occurred from growing worse, and it could make it less likely that you’ll need additional dental work later.