Most people will experience damage to the enamel of their teeth at some point - teeth can become cracked, chipped, or discolored.
Crowns are placed to protect teeth with extensive damage when a filling does not suffice. Each crown made is customized to your tooth only, and specifically designed by a lab technician to match the shape and size of your other teeth, providing the same strength and appearance as a healthy tooth.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
You may need a dental crown for any number of reasons, from restoring a decayed tooth to replacing a broken tooth.
In most cases, those who need to strengthen their tooth or restore its appearance will benefit from professionally-placed dental crowns. We will discuss the option of a dental crown if any of the following applies to you:
A conventional filling isn’t enough to fix your tooth
You need to strengthen a tooth to avoid further cracking and chipping
You’re looking to repair a broken or cracked tooth
You have a misshapen or stained tooth and want to restore its appearance
Choosing a Crown Over Alternatives
Restorative dentistry is complex, and patients often have several options when deciding how to correct the issue with their problem tooth.
Life Point Dental recommends dental crown services for patients who wouldn’t get the same benefit with fillings. Although dental fillings are an effective tool for many, fillings just don’t offer the same kind of stability and protection as crowns. A dental crown is your best bet for avoiding future infections and complications.
While placing dental crowns is a complex process, it’s a common procedure for our experienced and skilled dentists.
Getting a Dental Crown
Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you come to Life Point for your dental crown placement:
Creating a Model: First, our team will smooth the tooth needing a crown and take an impression of it. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where they will build your custom dental crown. Your crown will be color-matched to your surrounding teeth to make it looks as natural as possible.
Temporary crown placement: While you wait for your crown, we’ll fit you with a temporary fixture. This way, you can eat as normal before the finished crown arrives.
Final placement: We’ll notify you once your finished crown comes in and schedule an appointment for placement. During this appointment, we will fit the crown to your mouth and make adjustments as necessary. As the final step, we cement the crown into place.