A crown is a prosthetic covering that protects your entire tooth surface. They are a popular treatment for strengthening teeth that cannot be restored by other means. They are produced from a variety of materials such as gold composite, or porcelain. Gridley dentist Dr. Bob Bowling is highly regarded by the CDA and ADA for his successes in treating patients with crowns.
Porcelain crowns are one of the more popular types produced in the field. They are cosmetically designed to emulate your natural teeth’s appearance. In addition, they are durable and can last for an extensive length of time. A long-lasting beautiful smile is the frequent result of a crowns treatment.
Crowns treat the following concerns:
- Fractured Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured Fillings
- Misshaped Fillings
- Root Canal in the Tooth
Two appointments may be required to complete a crowns procedure. The first appointment will involve the design of an impression of your teeth. This will be used to create a temporary crown that allows your teeth to function until the final restoration is ready. The final one will be fabricated at a lab during this period.
The surface of your teeth will be shaped to secure the surface for the crown. After the temporary crown has been positioned, your bite will be tested to ensure proper function. Any decay or diseases will be also be evaluated during this process.
Your temporary crown will be removed for the second appointment, which is where the final one will be applied. Your teeth are cleaned and the new crown is placed onto the surface. After the crown has been fitted, your bite will be tested and evaluated again.
Care instructions will be provided on maintaining your crowns. Be sure to schedule regular visits to ensure your crowns are in consistent condition.