By North Main Dental Inc
May 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Protect a damaged tooth from further damage by getting a dental crown.

Has one of our Dayton, OH, dentists, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler, told you that you need a dental crown? Read on to learn more about dental-crownsthis treatment, why they are placed, and what they can do for you!

 

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a custom-made restoration that is created to resemble the crown of a real tooth. In order to create a restoration that looks just like a natural tooth, a dental lab will use durable tooth-colored material such as porcelain or ceramic to craft your crown. A crown is also hollow, allowing it to completely fit over the visible portion of a tooth to protect it.

 

Why is a dental crown needed?

Your Dayton, OH, general dentist may recommend that you get a dental crown if you are dealing with,

  • A weak tooth
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • A large dental filling that can no longer support the structure of a tooth
  • A tooth that is severely worn down
  • A discolored or misshapen tooth
  • A missing tooth (crowns are placed over implants and also hold dental bridges in place)

A dental crown is a commonly used restoration and can last up to 15 years or even longer with the proper care. Since crowns are custom-made to fit over your teeth, you will find it easy to chew, bite down, and speak with your new crown!

 

How is a crown placed?

Before getting a dental crown we will need to shave down a substantial portion of the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. To reduce any sensitivity you may experience during the reshaping process, our dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia.

Once the teeth are prepped, a picture of the teeth is digitally scanned into a computer. The scan is then sent to a dental lab where they will design and fabricate a crown to fit perfectly over your tooth. Once your crown has been made, you will return to our office so that we can remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent one in its place.

 

Contact us today!

Are you wondering if your smile could be improved by simply getting a dental crown? If you want to sit down with one of our Dayton, OH, family dentists at North Main Dental to discuss your restorative dentistry options, then call our office today at (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment!

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