April 15, 2017
As you reflect on your past experiences, you will start to realize that there were many times you thought you were being punished or rejected of something good. But in reality, you may have been being redirected to something better. Fracturing a troubled tooth—or several—may be a blessing in disguise. The most important aspect of turning an otherwise unfortunate situation into something positive is to recognize when and which actions to take to make it better. In this case, having the ability to recognize when you need help restoring your smile rather than ignoring your tooth pain will make the difference. If you take the time to visit Wilmington Family Dental, our dentist can help replace your broken teeth with dental crowns in Wilmington for a strong, re-stabilized smile built to last.
What are dental crowns?
Our dental team at Wilmington Family Dental offers a great comprehensive restoration option known as a dental crown. A dental crown is a restoration designed to completely cover an individual tooth or replace missing teeth with the help of dental implant posts. This process significantly improves the tooth’s health, appearance, and position within the smile. There are several reasons one of our dental experts may recommend having a crown placed, including:
- Restoring a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Restoring a dental implant
- Rebuilding the structure of a badly injured or fractured tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth from the threat of fracture
- Giving an unsightly tooth a beautiful makeover
- Restoring a large area of decay that’s too severe for a filling
Because we always want to preserve your natural teeth, crowns offer an effective solution. Dental crowns maintain the structure of your permanent tooth while repairing the look, feel, and function of it and protect it from further damage or decay.
What is the process like?
The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate office visits.
- At your first appointment, we will make sure your tooth can support a crown, then begin filing it down to prepare for the crown’s placement (alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may need to fill it in to make it large enough to receive the crown).
- After the tooth is filed or filled to the proper shape, your practitioner will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send that information to a dental lab.
- The lab will then create the permanent crown. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a temporary crown that protects you from further discomfort until the final crown is permanently placed.
- At your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed.
- Your Crete dentist will position and fasten the new, permanent crown to the tooth with a special adhesive.
How can I start restoring my smile?
Our well-rounded team is proud to offer crowns for patients who want to reach optimal oral health and have a beautiful smile at the same time. Contact our office to speak to a great restorative dentist in Wilmington and see if getting a dental crown placed may be the right decision for you!
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