A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth cap, covering most of the surface of a decayed or damaged tooth. Modern dental crowns reflect light perfect for a natural appearance. They are made from highly durable and customizable dental ceramic. Modern dental crowns are one of the restorative dentistry treatments that Dr. Heather Adams provides at her dental office in Rogers, AR.
The dental crown is custom-designed to meet the cosmetic needs of each individual candidate. Dr. Heather Adams provides dental crowns in Rogers, AR for a variety of reasons.
The dental crown is used to treat a range of dental concerns both cosmetic and restorative in nature. This permanent restoration looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Unlike older crowns, they will not lose their luster if properly maintained with your natural teeth.
A highly durable and natural-looking restoration, the dental crown is commonly used to:
Replace a missing tooth (with the support of a dental implant)
Secure and protect a tooth after root canal therapy
Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
Cover a discolored tooth that does not respond well to teeth whitening
Reshape a misshapen tooth
Elongate the appearance of short teeth
Dr. Adams uses digital imagining technology to create and place highly precise dental crowns. The modern dental crown is color-matched and shaped to accurately resemble your real tooth, and support a comfortable bite.
Dental Crown What to Expect
A dental crown will be designed to meet your personal goals and to address your dental concerns. Treatment will vary depending on your specific needs. Dr. Adams will talk each patient through their procedure so that they understand all phases of treatment.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the placement of a dental crown. The procedure is painless but will involve a couple of visits with us in our Rogers dental office.
For the placement of a dental crown to treat tooth damage or decay, the first step is to prepare the tooth. The tooth will be cleaned of all bacteria and dead tissue. Next, we will take dental impressions to use in fabricating your new restoration.
We use the latest digital imaging technology for your comfort. After we have taken accurate measurements, you will receive a temporary crown. This temporary will be worn until the custom restoration is complete.
Finally, we will schedule a final placement appointment once the new crown is ready for permanent placement. During your final visit, we will place and secure the dental crown that was made specifically for your smile. Once in place, it will be adjusted for comfort and permanently secured. We will test your bite to make sure it’s normal and feels natural to you.
If a dental crown is being used as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, Dr. Adams will coordinate the implant surgery and allow enough time for the soft tissues to heal before placing the crown to complete your smile.
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Dr. Heather Adams is very experienced when it comes to placing dental crowns. This is a common restorative dental procedure we do often. If you would like to learn more about the process or would like to schedule an exam and consultation, give us a call today.
Before Dr. Adams begins working on the tooth, you will be thoroughly numbed to help remain as comfortable as possible. However, at each step in the crown process, you may experience some pressure, discomfort, and sensitivity. After your permanent crown is placed, if you experience extreme pain or discomfort, there may be a problem and we strongly suggest you call our office to be seen as soon as possible.
On average, a dental crown will last between 10 and 30 years. The placement of the crown and how well it is cared for will ultimately determine its life span. Some crowns will show wear and tear or may even crack and need to be replaced. Some people may have their crown for a lifetime if it is placed accurately and is properly cared for.
To care for your dental crown, all you have to do is maintain your proper oral hygiene habits. Crowns require the same type of care as your natural teeth. If you brush at least twice a day and floss around the tooth crown, especially at the gums, your crown will last many years.