There’s hardly a day that goes by when a dentist doesn’t deal with a dental crown. But, despite the popularity of dental crowns, a lot of people still have doubts and questions. As a matter of fact, many of them are intimidated by the idea of having a dental crown in Coral Springs fitted over their tooth. Dental crowns are safe and they offer numerous benefits in terms of aesthetics and oral functionality. Let’s dive into how these crowns are placed.
A dental crown is a fixed dental restoration prosthesis that is designed to restore a damaged or decayed tooth back into its original size or shape. In most cases, these crowns improve the overall appearance of your teeth.
Also known as dental caps, your dentist will permanently cement it over your tooth to cover cracks, chips and other forms of damage. The reason why it is called a dental crown is because it only covers the visible portion of your tooth. It can be made from different materials like resin, gold, ceramics or porcelain-fused-to-metal. However, by today’s standards, composites resins tend to be the most popular choice due to their biocompatibility.
Pain during the placement is not an issue because your dentist will administer anesthesia to numb the tooth and the gums around the treatment area.
An impression of your tooth will be made using a digital scanner or an impression paste. It will then be sent to the lab for the crown to be made. This can take around 2 to 3 weeks. To place the crown, we’ll shape the tooth to best support the crown. The crown will then be cemented to the tooth for a lasting restoration.
If you have more questions about dental crowns, feel free to contact us. At Paramount Smile, we have a state-of-the-art facility that uses ultramodern equipment whenever you come for a procedure. Schedule an appointment with us by visiting our website or giving us a call!