Are Crowns Right for My Dental Problems?

By Michael J. Tisdelle DDS
November 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

You have probably heard of a dental crown and may even have an understanding of what it is or looks like. However, if you are unsure dental crownsexactly what these restorations do or why you are not alone. Understanding this dental treatment, its procedure, and how a crown works are key in determining if a crown is right for your dental problems. Find out more about dental crowns and what they can do for you with Dr. Michael Tisdelle in Charlottesville, VA.

Can a crown help my dental problems? 
A dental crown can probably help your tooth if it is broken, damaged, misshapen, or stained. In addition to repairing broken or damaged teeth, a crown can also hold a dental bridge in place or cover a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Thanks to their materials, porcelain crowns fit right into your existing smile, ensuring that your restoration fits discreetly in with your natural teeth. Crowns can also cover a large dental filling to stabilize the tooth against daily use and prevent future damage.

What can I expect from the procedure to place a crown? 
Your dentist will require two separate appointments to design, create, and place your crown. At the first appointment, your dentist prepares your tooth by removing a layer of enamel from the sides and top of the tooth. This makes room for the crown and aids in the bonding process. Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth including the prepared tooth and sends it to a dental laboratory. There, a technician creates the crown specifically for your mouth. This process takes about two weeks, after which your second appointment takes place. At this visit, your dentist fits and permanently places the crown on your tooth.

Dental Crowns in Charlottesville, VA
If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment plan for you. For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Tisdelle in Charlottesville, VA. Call (434) 977-4101 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tisdelle today!