Did we recently recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? We know that unfamiliar treatments can be intimidating, but following through with treatment in a timely fashion decreases the likelihood of needing additional treatments. A dental crown treatment is a common procedure that can restore and improve the function of your teeth. Even patients who have received numerous dental crown treatments over time can get a bit nervous and forget what the treatment entails. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment to help you feel more at ease during your appointment.
What to Know About Dental Crowns?
Patients never like to learn that they need a dental crown, but in the field of dentistry, this treatment is as common as a filling. A dental crown is a porcelain cap or cover used to restore a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. It can be used to restore a tooth that is damaged, decayed, or cracked and helps prevent the need for more intensive treatments or even a tooth extraction. Dental crowns are also commonly used to complete other treatments such as a root canal, dental bridge or dental implant. Not only are dental crowns beneficial in restoring damaged teeth, but they can also be used to improve the appearance of your teeth when a veneer is not a viable option.
Porcelain crowns are a durable and long-lasting tooth replacement. The treatment is lengthier than a filling and requires more than one office visit. During the first visit, the decay is removed from the original tooth, leaving a small portion of the natural tooth behind. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent one is being created. During the next appointment, the permanent crown is placed in your mouth and adjusted to create a perfect fit.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Brunswick, GA 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.