Most dentists provide restoration of weakened, broken, or severely damaged teeth with the placement of dental crowns. Crowns, also referred to as dental caps, are common when patients have issues with an individual tooth that has become damaged or weak. The crown works as a protective cover against the natural tooth structure to reduce the risk of further damaging the natural tooth in place. It can eliminate the need to have a tooth extracted due to extensive damage, and uses a beautiful restoration to do so.
How does the dental crown work?
The crown covers all the visible portions of the tooth above the gumline. In doing this, is restores the function and health of the tooth. It can keep patients from causing further damage to the tooth structure when they properly care for the crown and the existing teeth in the smile.
Why might I choose a dental crown?
A crown may be recommended by a dentist at Schmitt Dental for a patient who has a damaged tooth or needs an extra layer to strengthen it and protect it from damage. The natural tooth structure still remains underneath, so it is vital that patients maintain the proper care and attention to keep cavities and disease from developing. The crown may be placed over a tooth with another restoration, such as a filling, depending on how much of the structure has been affected by damage.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are:
- Easy to care for
What is the process of obtaining a dental crown?
Dental crowns require at least two appointments. During the first appointment, patients will determine if they can benefit from a dental crown. Preparations are made where the dentist removes natural tooth structure from around the tooth canals. Then, impressions are taken and sent to a dental laboratory with specific instructions regarding the size, shape, and color of the final restoration. A temporary is placed and removed when patients return to the dental office for the placement of their new, permanent crown.
Schedule a visit at Schmitt Dental
Schmitt Dental is available to help patients in and around the area with their oral health needs. With three convenient locations in Clarksville, TN, patients can obtain the best care possible, and obtain quality restorations such as dental crowns.