When a tooth has been compromised, your dentist will often recommend a dental crown. A crown is a covering for the tooth that keeps them from being damaged or weakened further. At WoodSprings Dentistry, we can determine the needs of your teeth by performing an examination; call us today to schedule an appointment!
Dental crowns are used for various reasons in dentistry, such as:
Before placing the crown, your dentist will need to prepare the tooth. Your tooth will be filed down so that the crown can fit onto it securely. Any decay in teeth will also be removed. If a large area of your tooth is missing, due to decay or damage, your dentist will use a filling material to “build-up” the tooth to support the crown. Once that is done, you may receive a temporary crown while your dentist is creating the permanent crown. When the permanent crown arrives, it will be fitted to the tooth and an x-ray is taken to make sure that it fits properly. If it does, your dentist will cement the crown onto the tooth, where it will sit securely.
Once you have a dental crown, it becomes even more pertinent to care for your oral health. Be sure that you are brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.
Your dentist will provide more information on how to care for your crown and make sure it is kept healthy and clean.
If you would like any more information about getting a crown and restoring your smile, visit WoodSprings Dentistry in Spring, TX to be examined by a dental professional. Your dentist can provide insight into your oral health and make sure that you have a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come. Schedule your appointment now or visit us.