What are dental crowns? 

A crown is a procedure that can be indicated for several dental issues. It is sometimes necessary when a tooth has been damaged and a filling cannot restore the tooth to full health. This can be caused by a large filling or cavity causing the tooth to become weak and crack. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic improvements if a tooth is an unusual color or shape and sometimes to prepare for bridge work.

Two visits are usual for a crown procedure. The initial visit involves an x-ray of the tooth and surrounding area, removal of any diseased portions of tooth, and shaping the tooth to properly place the crown. An impression of the tooth is taken both before and after this work is done. A temporary crown will be placed at the first visit. The second visit occurs when the permanent crown has been made. At this visit the crown will be adjusted to fit comfortably in the mouth and placed permanently in place.

In addition to looking beautiful, the benefits of a crown include saving your original and natural tooth structure and helping to save money from expensive treatments like dental bridgework or dental implants. Letting your broken, chipped, or decaying tooth remain untreated puts you at risk for medical problems and expensive treatments in the future. If you suspect these types of problems, it is strongly advised to make a consultation appointment and get a dental crown as soon as possible. Click here now for an appointment.

Crowns, or caps, are used to protect teeth that have become severely damaged through decay or trauma. A crown protects the tooth from further damage like breakage, and it also provides a strong surface for chewing so the tooth can function normally. Today's natural-looking porcelain crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth with large fillings or dark fillings that are very noticeable. At Riverside Dental Center, we custom-create every crown, shaping and tinting it so it blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. If you have large fillings or other problems that detract from your appearance, call us today to schedule a consultation and learn about options that can help you have a great-looking smile.

If you have any questions, please call us for more information on dental crowns. We will advise you on all of your options when you come in for a consultation.

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