When a permanent tooth is damaged, missing, or succumbs to decay, Weninger Dentistry can provide restoration with a strong, natural looking dental crown. These tooth crowns are one of the most effective dental solutions for restoring a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Properly placed and cared for dental crowns are a long-lasting and trouble-free dental solution.
When you see Weninger Dentistry for your crowns, your first visit may involve preparation, with a second visit required for the actual placement. Your first appointment will include an X-ray to reveal the extent of the decay. Depending on the amount of decay involved, a root canal is sometimes necessary. The tooth is prepared for the crown by filing the biting surface and the sides, as well as the sides of the surrounding teeth. An impression is taken of the tooth and adjacent area. A temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth while the dental crown is being created. At the time of the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and replaced with the permanent crown to complete the process.
While dental crowns stabilize teeth, they do not prevent tooth decay from occurring. It is still essential that teeth are brushed, flossed, and regularly checked. As with tooth care in general, it is best to avoid habits like opening things with your teeth, grinding your teeth, or chewing and biting extremely hard material such as ice. Taking precautions with your dental crowns will keep them from wearing out prematurely. Properly cared for crowns can last for many years, depending on the condition of the underlying tooth.
Let Weninger Dentistry restore your smile with beautiful, natural looking dental crowns. Contact us today!