As a dental patient, at some point in your lifetime, you may be recommended a dental crown. When your dentist gives you the news that you need a crown, a couple questions might arise, what does this mean and why was this treatment recommended to me?
A dental crown, also known as a ‘cap’, helps restore a tooth to a functioning shape and size for a more natural looking appearance. You may have been recommended this treatment if you have a broken tooth, a cavity, a crack in the tooth, or a tooth that has previously had a rout canal treatment. This restorative treatment not only strengthens and provides the function to the tooth but it also makes your smile and tooth more appealing to the eye.
The dental crown procedure is typically a two-step process. Patients will usually have the first appointment where the tooth is prepped, an impression is created and then the patient will leave with a temporary crown. After waiting around 10-14 days you would then return to the office to have the permanent crown placed. Premier Dentistry offers dental crowns and to make things better, our Cerec Dentistry services allow for same day dentistry to you get back to the things that are most important!
If your dentist recommends getting a crown don’t be afraid to ask questions, your dental provider can usually provide you with reasonings along with photos and your dental xray. While you have your temporary crown make sure you understand to do’s and don’ts. Most importantly don’t forget to schedule your appointment to have your permanent crown cemented.
Dental crown treatments are very effective. If you think that you may need a crown or are looking for a dental provider, call our office today 704-419-8168.