Is A Crown The Solution?
One of the most common treatments that patients need to restore their oral health is a dental crown. Are you or a loved one in need of a dental crown, and you have been postponing your appointment? It can be unnerving to need a dental procedure, especially if you are unfamiliar with the treatment. We want to share more about dental crowns and the importance of being diligent with scheduling and receiving the treatment. Read on to learn more about how a dental crown can restore your oral health.
What is a Dental Crown?
Learning that you need dental treatment can be a little intimidating. A dental crown is a common treatment that is used to restore the size, shape, and function of a tooth. The process involves placing a cap over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. A dental crown is also commonly used to complete certain treatments, such as a dental implant or root canal. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
It is important to note that a dental crown will not be completed in one office visit. During the first visit, any decay will be removed from the tooth, and it will be prepped to fit the permanent crown. An impression of your mouth and tooth is then taken to make the temporary and permanent crowns. At the end of the first appointment, a temporary crown is placed. When the permanent tooth is ready, a final appointment will be needed to place the tooth and ensure the proper fit and color match.
If a dental crown has been recommended during a prior dental visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Bozeman, MT to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.