Dental crowns are a “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its correct shape and size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel although crowns used for mainly cosmetic purposes are typically either ceramic or porcelain. Crowns are designed to look, feel, and function just like normal teeth. If you are looking for emergency dentistry in Round Rock, Clearview has you covered with state-of-the-art technology and options, including dental crowns!
You may need/want a dental crown for one of the following reasons:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
Crowns for Emergency Dentistry in Round Rock Restores Smiles
The procedure for getting a dental crown is usually in two parts. For your first visit, your dentist will evaluate and make sure that a dental crown is the proper fix, and if it is they will file it down so that it is prepared. If the tooth is too damaged, your dentist may need to fill it in the make it large enough to support a crown. The tooth will get a temporary crown while the permanent one is prepared by a dental lab for your second visit.
When the permanent crown comes in, you will have your second appointment; in which you will get your temporary crown off. Then the permanent crown will be applied and fastened with a special adhesive.
There are many benefits of dental crowns, including:
-Restoring teeth to normal shape/size
-Match teeth color
The procedure for having a dental crown put on it pain-free. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic in order to fix the tooth. You may however feel some slight pressure or sensitivity in the area of the new crown after the anesthesia wears off. If needed, your dentist can make minor adjustments before the crown in sealed on. Don’t wait to fix that smile, dental crowns are easy and safe fixes for many dental emergencies!