What are Dental Crowns?
Thanks to advances in dental technology, metal is no longer required to create crowns. Instead we use beautiful porcelain crowns that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. Riverton Dental office specializes in creating dental crowns designed to enhance your smile.
Why are Dental Crowns Needed?
Over time, decay, cracks and discoloration can occur as the teeth and the enamel coating weakens. Sometimes teeth are chipped or broken. Crowns are used as covers over the afflicted teeth and are attached with a bond, leaving you with a natural, full smile.
How is a Crown Placed?
Installing a crown is a process that usually takes 2 visits, but the results are well worth it! Go from having damaged and discolored teeth, to matching, natural looking and beautiful teeth. The steps involved in completing a crown include the following:
• Preparation of the tooth by removing outer layer of the tooth to fit a crown to it. Decay will need to be removed and filling material added if necessary.
• Impressions are made of the tooth to create a proper model of the crown.
• A temporary crown is placed on the tooth, allowing you to eat while the permanent crown is created in a dental laboratory.
• When the new crown is ready, you will come back to our dental office in Riverton to have the permanent crown cemented in place.
While they look amazing, our crowns are extremely durable as well, lasting about 10-15 years and providing the same basic function as your original teeth.
Caring for Dental Crowns
To prevent a dental crown from sustaining damage, and to keep a crown healthy, you need to practice correct oral health habits. We recommend patients brush their teeth at least twice a day to reduce plaque buildup. It is also recommended to floss to prevent food from getting lodged near the crown. Avoid chewing hard foods as it can damage the crown. Come visit our Riverton dental office at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings so we can examine the dental crown and make sure it is functioning correctly.
For additional information about dental crowns, call Riverton Dental today!