Dental Crown Services
Dental crowns are bonded to a tooth in order to help restore oral health and improve the appearance of your smile. At Moffitt Dental, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength and size. A dental crown can be the right choice to recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down the the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Our Eagle Grove dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth, weakened from decay, from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and to smile with confidence again.
How Long Does It Take To Have A Dental Crown Placed?
A dental crown is typically completed in two appointments. The first appointment involves the preparation of the tooth and fabrication of a temporary crown, which is worn until the final crown is made.
An impression of your teeth is also made at this first appointment, which is used in the making of the final crown. The process usually takes about two weeks. At the second appointment the temporary crown is removed, and the tooth is cleaned before the final crown is cemented into place.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years. It depends on the wear and tear the dental crown is exposed to and if a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at Moffitt Dental are important!
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Moffitt Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could be the right solution for your smile, give our Eagle Grove dental office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer.
A consultation with Dr. Moffitt is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if a dental crown could be the best solution for your smile’s health!