Dental crowns are among the most common types of dental restoration, and Tejas Patel, DDS, of Dental Excellence of Parkesburg has extensive experience crafting and placing high quality crowns. Residents of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, who are interested in learning more about dental crowns should set up a personalized consultation. Online booking is one option, or you can call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that places an artificial “cap” over all visible surfaces of your natural tooth. They’re versatile treatments that can address a wide range of needs, which is part of what makes them such a common choice.
Getting a dental crown means you preserve a significant portion of your natural tooth tissue. The roots of your teeth remain in place, which is important for bone health. Crowns are durable, affordable, and thanks to advancements in dental technology, incredibly lifelike.
Dental crowns can serve numerous different dental health purposes. Some of the conditions a dental crown can correct include teeth that are:
Crowns are also the anchor for dental bridges, and they’re the visible portion of dental implants.
Getting a dental crown requires at least two trips to the office. Digital imaging is often done to help you and your practitioner decide whether a dental crown is right for you. If you move forward with treatment, you’ll receive an injection of numbing medication to keep you comfortable.
Your practitioner removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. A set of impressions are made to guide the fabrication of your new crown. Your practitioner places a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your new crown arrives from the lab.
When you return, your practitioner checks the new crown for fit and appearance. Dental cement secures the crown in place, which completes the restoration. Within a few days, you’ll get used to the look and feel of your new crown and can simply brush and floss normally to keep your crown in great shape.
Your practitioner checks your crown during routine dental exams. Dental crowns are incredibly durable, but if your crown ever becomes loose or detaches, you can have a new crown installed through the same process outlined here.
If you have additional questions about dental crowns, call the office to book a visit, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to find a time that works best for you.