When you have damaged a tooth, either due to decay or trauma, one of the options that may be available to you is the possibility of getting a dental crown. Although it is easy to find a dentist in Cadott, you will have a difficult time finding any other practice just like ours. Here at Winn Family Dentistry, we are proud of our reputation as the go-to place for family dental care in Cadott.
Because we care about our patients, we want you to know all about the process of getting a dental crown. You need to understand exactly what will go into each step, and why we do what we do. After reading this article, if you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us.
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
A dental crown is typically used when the tooth has been damaged, but not so severely that it has died. Generally speaking, a crown will be affixed to the natural tooth in a similar manner as a cap; that is to say, it will cover a good portion of the top of the tooth.
We have been practicing dentistry in Cadott for a long time, and we have seen a wide variety of situations calling for a dental crown. We have become very skilled at preparing the remaining portion of the natural tooth to accept the crown and attaching it to the tooth with a minimal amount of trauma to our patient.
A crown may be composed of a number of materials. If you are looking for a material that closely matches the appearance of your natural tooth, we can use ceramic or porcelain to fabricate the crown. Other materials that are commonly used include alloys with gold or other metals in them. While these crowns do not blend in with the surrounding teeth, they are suitable for use in the rear of the mouth where the teeth are not frequently seen anyways. The metal alloy crowns tend to be highly durable and are ideal for use on your chewing teeth (your molars).
When you come to see us, we will closely inspect your damaged tooth. At that point we will make the determination as to whether you need a crown or some other procedure. We will sit down with you and explain to you why we are recommending the course of action that we feel is best for you. Once you are comfortable with it, we will proceed.
Once we have removed any remaining damaged tooth material, we will attach the crown to the tooth using a specialized compound created specifically for use with orthodontic constructions.
Caring for Your Crown
Your crown will most likely look exactly the same as the surrounding teeth. In fact, it is quite easy to forgive that it is there. Caring for the crown simply means brushing and flossing the exact same way that you do with your natural teeth.
Here at Winn Family Dentistry, we care about your dental health. If you think you may need a crown, please come see us today.