Are you suffering from a cracked or broken tooth? If so, a crown is a great way to restore your tooth’s function and appearance. A crown is a customized cap that we place over your compromised tooth which helps to restore its shape, strength, and appearance. The crown surrounds and encases your tooth, providing it support and protection.
A crown can also protect a decayed tooth from further deterioration, or it can be used to hold a dental bridge in place. In addition, crowns can be used to hide teeth which are misshapen or badly discolored.
Placing Your Dental Crown
The crown procedure at Dr. Yasuda’s office is relatively simple, but very effective. Once we determine that a crown is the right option for you, we’ll anesthetize the area surrounding the compromised tooth. When you are numb, we’ll shape the tooth to ensure that the crown will fit.
We’ll also take an impression of your tooth, to help us create a crown that is customized to you and your mouth. Next, we’ll send the impression to a dental lab where your unique crown is then created. A temporary crown will be placed on your tooth to protect it while we’re waiting for the permanent crown to be made. When your crown is ready, we’ll bring you back to the office and place it.
Benefits of Crowns
- Long term durability: Crowns are known to last for many years, making them a wise and economical choice to save your tooth.
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking: Crowns effectively surround and shield your tooth from damage and germs.
- Improved chewing and talking: With a crown in place, you’ll be able to use your tooth again to its full function.
- A healthier smile: If you’ve been hiding your smile because of a broken or discolored tooth, a crown can hide those flaws and give you the confidence to once again show off your pearly whites.
If you have a tooth that’s been bothering you, either because of its appearance or because it’s lost some of its function, we don’t want you to suffer any longer. Give us a call today and let’s begin a consultation to restore your tooth.