Crowns aren’t just for royalty; they’re for teeth, too! Porcelain crowns, which cover the top of the tooth like a crown atop your head, are used to correct several dental imperfections and concerns, including:
- To save a tooth that cannot support a traditional filling.
- To restore a tooth that is worn down.
- To protect a tooth weakened by decay.
- To correct the chewing surface of a misshapen tooth
These crowns fit tightly enough to keep your teeth secure while feeling natural in your mouth at the same time. Dental crowns are a great multi-purpose dental tool that can strengthen your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile at the same time.
Why Choose Dental Crowns?
If your dentist at Magnolia Dental recommends one or more dental crowns, we’ll give you our best care to restore and build up your smile.
Dental crowns are extremely beneficial for the average smile; they can reshape crooked or too-small teeth, they can protect damaged teeth from experiencing further problems, and they can restore the appearance of a tooth that’s been broken or stained.
Porcelain crowns are stain-resistant, can be matched to your natural tooth color, and mimic the translucent appearance of natural teeth. They’ll look and feel just like a healthy, original tooth, but with the added benefits of increased dental protection. No one will know you’ve had a crown placed at all—they look and feel so natural that even you might forget you’ve had one placed!
Can You Benefit From a Dental Crown?
The only way to be sure a dental crown is right for you is to speak with your dentist. However, there are several common problems that can be solved by dental crowns. Porcelain crowns might be a great solution for you if you are experiencing:
- A broken tooth.
- A badly worn-down tooth.
- A stained or discolored tooth.
- A crooked or misshapen tooth.
- A tooth that has suffered a severe cavity.
- A root canal infection.
What Is the Process of Receiving a Dental Crown?
The procedure generally takes two visits: one to prepare your teeth and take dental impressions, and a second to place and shape the crown to ensure that your smile is gorgeous and your bite is functional.
Preparing your tooth to receive a crown is an important step that may involve thoroughly cleaning the tooth or carefully removing just enough enamel to make sure your crown will fit well. We’ll also use our best dental technology to take a highly accurate impression of your teeth so that your crown will fit exactly the way it needs to.
If you were given a temporary crown before receiving your final crown, it will be removed at your second visit. We’ll place your completed, final crown and take care of any final details to make sure it fits perfectly and protects the tooth beneath it completely. We’ll make sure it fits in your smile well and contributes to a healthy bite.
Experience the Difference
Crowns are cared for just like natural teeth, and with a diligent dental hygiene routine of flossing, brushing, and visiting your dentist, they can last up to 15 years! Restoring a crown is a straightforward process, so if you need a new crown at the end of those 15 years, you can expect a convenient, painless procedure.
Strengthen, Enhance, and Improve Your Teeth With Dental Crowns
If you have any questions about dental crowns or are wondering whether you could benefit from having a crown placed, contact us today! We are happy to schedule an appointment for you or to answer any questions you might have.