Dental CrownAn Overview
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth cap, covering most of the surface of a decayed or damaged tooth. Made from highly durable and customizable dental ceramic, dental crowns reflect light for a natural appearance. The dental crown is custom designed to meet the cosmetic needs of patients.
The dental crown is used to treat a range of dental concerns both cosmetic and restorative in nature. The dental crown is a permanent restoration that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
A highly durable and natural looking restoration, the dental crown is commonly used to:
- Replace a missing tooth (with implant)
- Secure a tooth after root canal therapy
- Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Reshape a misshapen tooth
Dr. Adams uses digital imagining technology to create and place highly precise dental crowns. The 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 and 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, which 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 before taking dental impressions for fabricating your new restoration. Patients will receive a temporary crown to wear until the custom restoration is complete.
During the second visit, we will place and secure the dental crown that was made specifically for your smile. Once in place, it will be permanently secured and adjusted for comfort and normal bite function.
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.