Coolbreeze Dentistry

Dental Crowns

If you have a tooth that is damaged, a dental crown will not only strengthen the tooth structure, but it can also save your tooth. In addition, if your damaged tooth made it difficult to chew, your tooth’s function will also be restored. People who have teeth that are severely worn, misshapen, or discolored can also benefit from dental crowns. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place.

A dental crown is also often referred to as a tooth “cap.” It fits over a tooth that has been prepared to receive it. A crown is cemented into place permanently, protecting the vulnerable tooth from further damage. Crowns are made to blend in with your existing teeth, providing you with a natural look.

Talk to Dr. Satvinder Kainth about getting a dental crown to repair your damaged tooth.

Repairing Damaged Teeth

Dental crowns are often used to strengthen a tooth that has become damaged. For instance, some people have fillings that are so large, there isn’t much left of their natural tooth. These fillings eventually become worn. A crown is used on these teeth to preserve what is left of the tooth.

If you have a tooth that is worn, misshapen, or discolored, a dental crown might be a good option for you.

These natural-looking restorations will improve the strength and appearance of a damaged tooth. It will also protect the tooth from further decline so that it can be saved.

Getting a Crown

If your tooth is damaged, your first step is to visit Dr. Kainth for an examination. You may also need an x-ray of the tooth in question to ensure the tooth root and jawbone are healthy. After preparing the tooth structure for crown placement, he will make an impression so a perfect-fitting crown can be made. The crown will look natural and blend in with your other teeth.

In the meantime, you will receive a temporary crown. This will remain just for a couple of weeks, while you wait for your permanent crown to be fabricated. Although the temporary crown will enable you to eat, you should avoid eating sticky or hard foods while you have it. You should also not chew gum. You might feel a bit of extra sensitivity to hot and cold with the temporary crown. This is normal and should not be a problem once your permanent, custom crown is placed.

You’ll visit the dentist for another appointment when the permanent crown is ready for placement. It will be adjusted carefully until you can bite down on it comfortably before it is cemented into place.

Protect your tooth by taking care its damage with a restorative dental crown. Call Cool Breeze Dentistry today!