Dental Crowns – Wayne, PA
Make Damaged Teeth Look & Feel Like New
Despite everyone’s best efforts, it’s very common for teeth to develop chips, cracks, decay, and fractures. These little problems can often lead to bigger ones for both a person’s oral health and confidence, but thankfully, we’re able to address both here at Wayne Family Dentistry using completely custom-made dental crowns. With the latest techniques and most natural-looking materials, we can make even the most compromised tooth look and function like normal for many years to come.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that actually fits over the top of a damaged tooth. With it, your dentist can restore a tooth’s original shape, size, color, and strength so it can become a productive member of your smile again. Our team can use crowns to:
- Repair large cavities
- Put broken teeth back together
- Restore a tooth that has a very large filling
- Even out the teeth to fix an uneven bite
- Cosmetically enhance a stained, crooked, or misshapen tooth
- Top a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
Dental crowns can be made of a variety of materials depending on the location of the tooth being restored. All-metal crowns are best for the back teeth because they are the most durable, while lifelike all-porcelain crowns are ideal for the front teeth that are easily seen. We can discuss with a patient which material would be best for them before beginning the procedure.
The Dental Crown Procedure
After a brief oral exam to determine that a patient is a good candidate for a dental crown, the procedure begins with one of our dentists gently removing any decayed or damaged portions of a tooth. Then, they’ll slightly reshape the tooth so it’s able to fit under a crown and take an impression. This impression will be sent to a dental lab to actually fabricate the crown. A week or so later, the patient will return to our office to have their brand new crown cemented over their prepared tooth. Altogether, this procedure usually takes about two appointments. With the proper care, crowns can easily last for over 20 years.
If you have a problem tooth that has been bothering you and causing you pain, a dental crown could be exactly what your smile needs to look and feel its best again.
To learn more about your restorative options with us or schedule an appointment, contact us today.