At Dental Expressions A dental crown is a tooth-like covering that is placed over your tooth and is also referred to as a dental cap. A dental crown will cover a severely damaged tooth including the visible portion that needs to be replaced. Over time our teeth may naturally become damaged from wear and tear. Our dentists at Dental Expressions offer crowns as a way to treat teeth that need to be partially replaced.
A dental crown procedure may require two appointments. During your first appointment our dentist will examine and prepare your damaged tooth. First, our dentist will take an x-ray of your tooth, including its roots, and the bone that surrounds it. When an x-ray is taken the photos will help our dentist precisely determine the extent of decay in your tooth. If your tooth's pulp has sustained damage, you may need root canal treatment which will be required before the crown. The pulp is the innermost part of your tooth, and it is made up of your nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
We Will Use Anesthetics
The dentist will begin to prepare your tooth to receive a dental crown. If you need a dental crown, our dentist will need to reshape your tooth. Before shaping your tooth, our dentist will administer a local anesthetic. Then we will file or build up your damaged tooth to be able to support the crown. The dental crown will be manufactured at a dental laboratory, and our dentist will make an impression of your tooth and the tooth opposite to the crown. Finally, our dentist will cover your tooth with a temporary crown and hold it in place with temporary cement.
Your Crown Will Be Durable
Dental crown procedures done at our office may be made of a handful of different materials including metals like gold or silver, porcelain, ceramic, or resin. We will use local anesthetics once more to ensure that your crown procedure goes smoothly and now your crown can be permanently cemented into place.
Crown Care Is Easy
A new dental crown can last up to 15 years if provided with proper dental care. This includes brushing after each meal, flossing every day, using fluoride mouthwash, and visiting our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. After your procedure, your teeth will still be susceptible to decay and gum disease. Thus make sure that you practice a proper oral hygiene routine.
Smile With A Crown
Allow our team at Dental Expressions to handle your upcoming dental crown procedure. Consult with us now and allow us to be your trusted dental health care provider by calling (971) 353-4448.
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