There are numerous situations where a tooth loses a significant amount of its structure, leaving it vulnerable to various complications and compromising your overall dental health. A severe break, fractured filling, large cavity, or extensive decay repaired by a root canal are a few examples. When your tooth requires a significant amount of structural support, a dental crown is the ideal solution. Fortunately, the team from North Penn Dental arts can help strengthen your teeth with dental crowns in Lansdale, PA.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a “cap” designed to fully encase a damaged tooth in order to restore its natural size and shape. When your tooth and can no longer function on its own yet the remaining structure does not qualify for removal, a crown protects the tooth’s structure and provides it with the strength that it needs.
Although there are various materials available for the creation of crowns, the material of choice is porcelain due to its resemblance to the aesthetic appearance of natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are highly durable and long-lasting, specially designed to seamlessly match the color, shape and size of your natural teeth. When the treatment is complete, you are left with healthy teeth in a beautiful and confident smile!
What Does the Dental Crowns Procedure Involve?
In the past, the dental crowns procedure was performed under a local anesthetic, whereas today it can be performed under a level of sedation based on your preferences and your dentist’s recommendations. The procedure, requiring two appointments at our office, is as follows:
During the first visit, highly accurate impressions of the tooth are made in order to create your custom crown. These are also utilized to create a temporary crown that is worn until the permanent crown is fabricated at our sophisticated dental laboratory. The tooth is then prepared through shaping and removal of decay, depending on the specifics of your case, and the temporary crown is fitted onto it.
After approximately two weeks, you come in to have your temporary crown removed and the permanent crown cemented onto your tooth. During this appointment, your bite and tooth spacing are evaluated to ensure that no misalignment has occurred throughout the restoration process.
To learn more about how to restore your tooth’s structure with dental crowns in Lansdale, PA, North Penn Dental Arts is only one call or email away.