Are your worn and damaged teeth impacting the comfort of your smile? Do you need to strengthen a weakened tooth following a root canal? Receive dental crown treatment at Wayne Family Dentistry in Wayne, PA. Tooth crowns are a restorative dentistry treatment that may be used to cover chipped, cracked, fractured, worn, weakened, and discolored teeth.
Crowns can also cap off dental implants and secure dental bridges. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that can fully cover a natural tooth. We make sure that your crowns fit properly and blend in with your natural smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration that is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth. It will encase the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. The purpose of a crown is to provide protection, strength, and improving its appearance. Your dentist will suggest a dental crown in any of the following circumstances:
- Extensive tooth decay
- Fracture in a tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Large dental filling
- Replace a tooth along with a single dental implant
- Protect a tooth after a root canal treatment
- Whiten a tooth
Treatment with Dental Crowns
Before treatment, we ensure that our patients are in good oral health. If needed, we can provide preliminary treatments, including periodontal disease treatment or tooth extractions to make sure that patients are good candidates for tooth crown treatment. To prepare the tooth or teeth receiving the dental crowns, we numb them with an anesthetic and remove a small portion of the name. Preparing the teeth in this way ensures that the crown fits properly.
Then, we will take dental impressions. These impressions are used to fabricate the dental crown. In the meantime, will provide you with a temporary crown. Once the crown is complete, we clean the tooth and attach the crown, ensuring that it is the correct shade and shape. Finally, we polish your new dental crown.
Dental Crown Aftercare
Dental crowns require regular oral hygiene practices. Essentially, this includes daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque, food, and debris. Regular check-ups are also very important to make sure the crown is functioning as it should. We suggest that you avoid biting on hard objects or using excessive force to prevent damage. With these basic steps, your dental crown can last for many years.
Dental Crown FAQs
Dental crowns are a common dental treatment used by dentists. We utilize them for restorative and cosmetic purposes. Learn more about treatment with crowns with answers to these common questions below:
How do I know if dental crowns are right for me?
The best candidates for dental crowns have healthy teeth and gums but need extra support for weakened or damaged teeth. We always make sure that patients are in good health before they receive dental crowns.
If needed, we will provide gum disease treatment or tooth extractions. For patients who need to replace missing teeth with crown-capped implants, we will make sure that they have enough bone tissue to support their dental implants.
What are inlays and onlays?
Similar to crowns, dental inlays and onlays are used to cover the chewing surface of the teeth. Also known as partial crowns, these indirect restorations are made of composite resin that blends in with the color of the natural tooth.
They protect molars and premolars if they are too damaged for a filling, but do not require a full crown. Inlays cover the tooth surface between the cusps or sides of the tooth. Onlays cover the tooth surface and the cusps.
Do dental crowns look natural?
Yes, professional dental crowns blend in with the natural smile and look just like natural teeth. This is because they are made of porcelain ceramic. Porcelain ceramic reflects light just like the natural tooth enamel.
Request a Dental Consultation
Are you interested in restorative treatment with dental crowns? Contact Wayne Family Dentistry for a consultation today at 610-347-5133. Request a dental appointment with our team on our website. If you have further questions or oral health concerns, let our professional team know at your next dental visit. They will be happy to assist you.