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Find out why this is one of the most common dental restorations used today.
A dental crown: a tooth-shaped restoration that is completely hollow. Why would our South Charlotte, NC, dentists Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell recommend that you get a dental crown? What is its purpose and how can it benefit you?
There are many reasons why our South Charlotte, NC, general dentist might advise you to get a dental crown. In most cases, a dental crown offers restorative benefits, but sometimes the advantages can be cosmetic, too. When a dental crown is cemented into place over a tooth it becomes its new outer shell. It’s strong, durable and often stronger than the damaged or weakened tooth that’s inside. In essence, the crown becomes a protective fort for your tooth so that no further damage comes to the tooth.
You may require a dental crown if:
- You have a tooth that is significantly damaged by decay, infection or trauma
- You have a tooth that is fractured or broken
- You have a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- You have a tooth that is severely misshapen or discolored
- You have a tooth that is worn down (e.g. teeth grinding)
- You a need to support and stabilize a dental bridge
- You need to complete a dental implant
What goes into getting a dental crown?
Once we determine that you need a dental crown, we will need to prep the tooth first so that the crown can fit over the tooth. If there is decay or an infection present these issues will need to be treated before a crown can be placed.
Next, we will take impressions of your tooth and the surrounding teeth to send to a dental lab. The lab will create your custom permanent crown based on the molds we provide. In the meantime, our South Charlotte, NC, family dentist will need to put a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it.
Once your permanent crown is ready you will come back to our office so that we can remove the temporary crown and then check the fit and bite of your new crown before cementing it into place.
Do you want to learn more about getting dental crowns in South Charlotte, NC? Do you want to find out if you could benefit from this restoration? If so, then it’s time to call Park Crossing Dentistry today.
Has your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC mentioned that you might need a dental crown, either now or in the near future? If so, chances are you want to learn as much about this dental device as possible. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and if they might be right for you.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover or replace your damaged or missing teeth. They can be made out of metal, acrylic, porcelain or ceramic. They can be attached to the existing part of your tooth, attached to the teeth on either side with a dental bridge or securely attached to your jawbone with a dental implant. Once a dental crown is placed, it looks and functions exactly like a normal tooth.
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used to strengthen or protect your existing teeth or to replace any teeth that are missing. Your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC may recommend a dental crown if you have a fractured tooth, a tooth with a large cavity that is too big for a filling, or a tooth that is severely discolored or poorly shaped. Dental crowns are also commonly used after a root canal or to replace a tooth that is badly damaged or missing altogether.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
If your tooth is badly damaged or missing altogether, especially if you have any of the conditions listed above, a dental crown may be right for you. Only a dentist can let you know for sure, however, so if you have any questions, feel free to call dentists Richard Bateman, D.D.S., Joshua Neubauer, D.D.S., or Shraddha Pendse, D.D.S., at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC to set up an appointment. Our dentists would love to speak to you and to help advise you on what treatment method might be right for you.
If you experience a cracked tooth, you will want to see your dentist as soon as possible. An untreated cracked tooth is an invitation for tooth decay. Deep cracks can cause deep decay resulting in an extraction or root canal. Preventing further cracking is important because a patient could develop a severe tooth ache quickly and perhaps at a bad time.