Dental Crowns at Scottsville Family Dentistry
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional dental care, and dental crowns are one of the many services we offer to restore and enhance your smile. Whether you have a damaged tooth or are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth, our team of dental professionals is here to help you achieve the smile you desire.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as "caps," are custom-made restorations that cover the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns are used to strengthen and protect teeth that have been weakened by decay, fractures, or other damage. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials. At Scottsvil Family Dentistry, we offer high-quality porcelain crowns that are designed to match the natural color and appearance of your teeth.
When Are Dental Crowns Recommended?
Dental crowns may be recommended for a variety of reasons, including:
Restoring a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay or trauma
Protecting a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
Strengthening a tooth that is cracked or fractured
Improving the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
Anchoring a dental bridge
Covering a dental implant
The Dental Crown Process
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to our office:
During the first visit, our dentist will examine your tooth and determine if a crown is the best option for you. If a crown is recommended, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and reshaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. Impressions of your tooth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory, where your custom crown will be fabricated. A temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth while the permanent crown is being made.
At the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown will be carefully fitted and cemented into place. Our dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, as well as visiting our office for routine check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding hard or sticky foods can also help prevent damage to your crown.
Why Choose Scottsville Family Dentistry?
At Scottsville Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with personalized and compassionate care. Our experienced team uses the latest dental technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns or any of our other dental services, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.