Dental crowns fit over the top of a tooth preventing further damage. These prosthetic restorations are fixed and restore damaged teeth to their original function.
Dental crowns are used to repair badly damaged teeth and cavities that are too large for conventional tooth colored fillings. If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or extensively decayed, or a tooth that has been repaired with root canal therapy, Inspired Smiles may recommend a dental crown.
When crowns are placed, they cover the entire part of the tooth that is above your gum line. Dental crowns are custom made for every tooth and protect weak teeth. Dental crowns also restore teeth that are broken and prevent further damage to the tooth.
Made to look just like natural teeth, dental crowns are also used for dental bridges and dental implants.
The Dental Crown Process
If you require a dental crown, Dr. Daniel Yeager or Dr. Victoria Yeager will numb the area before removing the outer part of the tooth on both the sides and the top. This allows enough space for dental crown placement.
Once the tooth is prepared a dental impression or mold is made that is sent to a high-quality dental laboratory. This process can take up to one month. During this time, your dentist in Richmond, VA will protect the tooth with a temporary dental crown.
Dental Crown Placement
When your new permanent dental crown is ready, Inspired Smiles will remove the temporary crown before temporarily placing the permanent crown checking for fit, color, and bite. Once satisfied, the new dental crown is cemented into place and polished to perfection.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns, or would like to schedule a dental checkup with Inspired Smiles, call and schedule an appointment today.
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