Your teeth are often prone to damage. Factors such as tooth decay, accident, injury, or any other event may cause them to break, chip, or decay, due to which they lose their shape and size. We restore your teeth with dental crowns. Also known as dental caps, we place them over your teeth to restore their shape, size, appearance, and strength.
Dental crowns are made using various materials such as stainless steel, porcelain, metal, porcelain fused to metal, all resin, zirconia, all-ceramic, and so on.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
- You may need a dental crown to protect your weak teeth from breaking. They also keep such teeth together if they are cracked.
- Dental crowns are used to restore broken or severely worn-down teeth.
- We use them to cover and support your teeth with a large filling.
- We also use dental crowns to hold your dental bridge in place and cover your dental implant.
- Crowns are used when your teeth require a root canal treatment. They provide strength and structural stability to the infected teeth.
- We may also attach dental crowns to your teeth for cosmetic purposes to cover your severely discolored or misshapen teeth.
How are Crowns Placed?
During your first visit, we will examine and prepare your teeth for restoration. We will take your oral X-rays. If you have tooth decay or risk of infection, we will perform a root canal treatment before placing the crowns.
Your teeth will be filed down across the sides and the top to make space for the crown to fit better. The amount of filing done to your teeth also depends upon the type of crown you have chosen. Once the reshaping is done, we will take the impressions of your teeth to create dental crowns and send them to the dental lab. In the meantime, we will attach temporary crowns in place of the restoration.
During the final visit, we will place the permanent crown on your teeth. It involves numbing your teeth with a local anesthetic and attaching the permanent crown in place.
These days, it is possible to complete this procedure on the same day itself. Same-day dental crowns are made using CAD-CAM technology. These ceramic crowns are prepared immediately after taking 3D impressions of your teeth. The whole procedure is quick and hassle-free.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Summit Family Dental Care, call (541) 779-2634 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1420 E. McAndrews Rd, Medford, OR 97504.