Crowns are the most sought-after dental restorations used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. They are custom-fabricated as required according to the contour of the tooth. Crowns are hollow on the inside, which allows the dentist to place them on a severely damaged, worn-out, weak, or misshapen tooth to restore it.
Why Should You Choose Crowns?
- Crowns are exceptionally strong and durable.
- With optimum care, while avoiding unhealthy oral habits, crowns last for many years without any hassle.
- They can be used to hold together severely damaged teeth and prevent their failure.
- Crowns are made from dental-grade ceramic material, which could be customized to mimic the aesthetics of the natural teeth in terms of color, texture, contour, and size.
- Crowns require no more than two visits to the dentist’s office to be placed on the teeth.
- Crowns provide excellent fit and comfort, which keeps them from getting displaced.
What are Crowns Used for?
Crowns can be used to treat the following oral concerns:
- Chipped or naturally misshapen teeth
- Weak teeth after root canal therapy
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Excessively spaced teeth
- Severely worn-out teeth due to jaw clenching or teeth grinding
What is the Procedure for Placing Crowns?
At Bradley C. Jones, DDS Family Dentistry, the dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis before determining your need for dental crowns. If you do need a crown, a thin layer of enamel will be removed from the surface of the tooth to make space for the crown. We will then take x-rays and scans of the teeth to create a digital impression of the tooth receiving the crown. The digital impression will be shared with a laboratory to get the crown fabricated. We will place a temporary crown on the tooth to keep the prepared surface protected in the meantime.
Once the crown is fabricated, we will schedule the follow-up consultation. At that consultation, the temporary crown will be removed, and the tooth surface will be cleaned thoroughly. Further, we will etch the tooth using an etching solution before bonding the crown, as it offers a better grip to the restoration and keeps it from getting displaced. We will bond the crown using dental adhesives, harden it, and ensure your natural bite isn’t affected by conducting a bite test. The crown will be polished to give it a better appearance.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Bradley C. Jones, DDS Family Dentistry at Napa, CA to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (707) 224-6006 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.