How Do Dental Crowns Work?

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can help solve a variety of dental issues. If you’ve been told you need a dental crown, you can rest assured that the process of placing a dental crown at Southwest Smiles Family Dentistry is straightforward and simple. Read on to learn how we use dental crowns to effectively treat different dental problems.

When Do We Use Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are an effective solution when teeth are damaged by cracks, chips, or breaks. They can function as a protective shield for damaged teeth, as damage control in keeping cracked teeth from cracking further, as a restorative treatment for broken teeth, or as extra support when teeth need large fillings or root canal therapy. Dental crowns are even used as support for dental bridges.

How Do We Place Dental Crowns?

The first part of the process is to prepare the tooth to receive the crown. The steps involved in the process are entirely dependent on the damage the tooth has sustained. After the completion of the preparation process, an impression is taken of the prepped tooth, which involves a simple scanning of the tooth onto our CEREC computer for making the crown. Using the CEREC system, our office can make and seat a realistic-looking dental crown in just one convenient appointment, without the hassle of messy impressions, a plastic temporary crown, or multiple visits.

How Do Dental Crowns Work?

Once your dental crown is in place, it will fit over your natural tooth and act as a protective shield for what’s underneath. In this way, we can save your natural tooth and avoid the need to extract the tooth. Best of all, you’ll be able to eat, talk, and smile normally.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns!

To ask our team any questions about dental crowns or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

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