If you are living under the bondage of a damaged tooth, one of the easiest ways to restore your smile is using a dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental caps designed to cover your entire tooth. At South Knox Dental, we use natural-looking, porcelain dental crowns to restore the health and appearance of your damaged teeth.
Dental crowns may be tiny appliances, but they do pack a punch. Teeth crowns are popular in cosmetic and restorative dentistry because of their many functions. Dr. Gloria Serrano may recommend a dental crown in the following cases:
As you can see, dental crowns can fix several dental issues. If you are unhappy with your smile or experiencing less than optimal oral functionality, you should consider dental crowns.
Getting dental crowns requires at least two visits with Dr. Serrano. In the first appointment, your tooth will be examined, and the diseased part will be removed to accommodate a crown. Moreover, the procedure is done under anesthesia to reduce discomfort. Next, we take your bite impressions and send the images to a dental lab to create your crown. In the meantime, we will install a temporary crown to protect your prepped tooth.
In your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and bond your permanent crown over your tooth. However, before bonding, we will check how your crown fits and make any adjustments until your bite feels normal.
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Dental crowns don’t come cheap, so it should be in your best interest to keep them looking their best for as many years. Dental crowns are vulnerable to wear and tear, despite being made from solid and durable porcelain material. Observe the following tips to extend the mileage of your dental crowns: