Damaged teeth can be painful and hinder your everyday life. Dental crowns are designed to cap a damaged tooth and provide protection. Laurie Singh, DDS, and Andy Singh, DDS, are dedicated dentists at Adirondack Dental Group in Clifton Park, New York, who understand the importance of dental crowns for their clients with damaged teeth. To schedule a consultation for a dental crown, call today.
A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is an artificial covering that protects and strengthens a damaged tooth. It’s designed to encase the entire surface of the damaged tooth and replicate the tooth’s original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including:
Your Adirondack Dental Group dentist chooses which material is best for you depending on factors such as:
Crowns are created to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Porcelain crowns are the most popular because the coloring of the material typically resembles your natural teeth.
Teeth can be damaged for a variety of reasons. The needs for dental crowns include:
Before recommending a dental crown, the staff at Adirondack Dental Group tells you why a dental crown is right for you.
The first step in receiving a crown involves taking several detailed molds of your teeth. Dr. Laurie Singh or Dr. Andy Singh then removes any decay and reshapes your tooth’s surface to accurately fit your temporary crown with cement.
The temporary crown keeps your tooth healthy while the dental lab produces your customized dental crown. Once the new dental crown is ready, the team removes the temporary crown, cleans your teeth, checks your bite, and ensures that your teeth spacing is accurate. Your new dental crown is then placed.
Regular checkups and maintenance are required to keep a healthy dental crown. Dental crowns are extremely durable and are expected to last for many years. However, like most dental restorations, they may need to be replaced eventually.
To learn more about dental crowns and to schedule an initial consultation at Adirondack Dental Group, call today.