Taking good care of your health should always be a top priority no matter your age, race or religion. When it comes to having good health, your teeth play a vital role in overall success. Oral health tends to fall by the wayside for most people, but a lack of good oral health can cause a disaster year down the line. There are a number of dental procedures that can be performed for better oral health, and dental crowns definitely fit the bill. A dental crown is basically a cap that is placed on a tooth to restore it to its natural shape. The purpose of a dental crown is to make the tooth stronger and more functional. In addition to that, the tooth's appearance will look natural, which is great for vanity purposes.
Here at Lanzisera Smiles, we specialize in a wide array of dental services and procedures. We are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and we have the top dentists in the region.
How do I know if I need a crown? You'll definitely need to see your family dentist for conclusive evidence. In most cases, a cavity that has grown too big may require the need for a crown. Cavities that extend down into the root is a prime candidate for crown work. A filling just wouldn't get the job done because there isn't enough of the tooth's natural structure that's left to hold the filling in place. If your dentist says that you'll need a crown, then don't panic. Crownwork isn't painful at all, and it feels sort of like a filling. Some people have found that certain dental procedures provide a more relaxed state of mind. Our dentists are known for providing gentle care. Here's how getting crownwork is performed.
- We'll prepare the tooth by removing any decay and by removing its outer portion.
- An impression is made by biting down into a mouthpiece that's full of a glue-like substance.
- Our dentists will make a temporary crown for the tooth that's being worked on.
In about two weeks, we'll have a permanent crown for you. The imprint that was used while biting into the mouthpiece is how we produced the permanent crown. Our dentist will remove the temporary crown, and replace it with the permanent while making adjustments until the patient gets a perfect fit. Crowns are made from porcelain, ceramics, composite resin, and metal alloys. You can now enjoy getting back to doing what you normally do.