A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that can help fix cracked, chipped, uneven, weak, or discolored teeth. Crowns are customized to match the color and look of your other teeth perfectly. They can be made from porcelain, ceramic, stainless steel, or resin. Crowns are a great way to ensure your teeth are strong, healthy and look great.
How Is Your Tooth Prepared For the Crown?
If you need another procedure before the crown is placed, such as a root canal, dental filling, etc., that will be completed first. Dr. Pulver will file down the tooth that will receive the crown to make room for the crown. Then, we will take a mold of your teeth to ensure your crown fits perfectly on your tooth. After that, we send the specs to the dental lab, and it is created. Meanwhile, you will be fitted with a temporary crown while you are waiting for your permanent one to be made. At your next visit, Dr. Pulver will use a special dental adhesive to finally place your permanent crown.
Take Proper Care Of Your Dental Crown
When you have your temporary crown, we will advise you to not chew on that side as much as possible to make sure it stays intact. To keep a permanent crown in the best condition, it is important to continue to brush and floss each day to prevent gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay. If you have any other concerns about your crown, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call or ask Dr. Pulver during your visit.
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With proper care and routine dental office visits, your dental crowns will last for many years. Give us a call today for more information about dental crowns!