If you are currently suffering from one or more broken, decayed, weak, cracked, or just unattractive teeth, it is very probable that your local dentist can fix the problems with dental crowns. Crowns, in essence are caps that cover teeth that need a little bit of help. This kind of cap looks and functions just like a healthy and natural tooth. In today’s article we will discuss more about dental crowns, whether or not insurance will help you pay the dentist bill, and how these crowns are made to look just like your natural teeth.
Reasons for getting a dental crown include:
Crowns are typically made of porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal alloys. Acrylic and composite resins are also very popular options in today’s dental crown market. Depending on where you plan to get your crown placed, and the functionality required for the crowned tooth, your dentist will then work with you to recommend the best material for your circumstances.
To begin, your dentist will prepare the tooth that is to be crowned by removing any remaining decay. The tooth will then be shaped so that it can accept the crown, and your gums will likely be numbed during this process for your comfort. An impression of your teeth is then made, and this mold and the instructions for fabricating the crown is then sent to a dental laboratory. The permanent crown is made, and during the window of time in which the impression is being made and the permanent crown is placed, your dentist may recommend a temporary crown in the meantime.
We know cosmetic dentistry can be a big decision to make, so we want to help you by making it easier! If you have lingering questions concerning dental crowns, or other treatments, all of us here at Great Smile in La Mesa in La Mesa, CA, would love the opportunity to help! Give us a call or send us an email to schedule your very first appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!