Placing Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are placed on your damaged teeth to hide any weaknesses or defects. In most cases, you will need a crown for beautifying purposes. Our dentists have the right equipment and modern technology to place the crowns safely and well-fitting on your teeth. They ensure the dimensions of the crown are ideal for the shape and size of the tooth. If you need high-quality and durable crowns for your teeth, our dentists at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry can perform the procedure. What you can expect during the procedure of placing dental crowns include:
Numbing of Your Teeth
Although the placement of the crowns is non-invasive, it can cause mild discomfort and pain. Our dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the gums, tooth, and surrounding tissues to alleviate such problems. You will not experience any pain in your gingival tissues with local anesthesia.
Our dentist measures the size and shape of your teeth. The measurements help ensure the crown you receive fits nicely on your teeth. Through the dental laboratory, models of the crowns are made. Customization ensures you have the right products, almost identical to your natural teeth. If you select a ceramic crown, our dental expert will need to take a shade of your teeth to ensure they are similar. There are many benefits of ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns closely resemble your natural teeth and will last longer than other materials.
Impressions and Shades
The next step is to take the impressions of the lower and upper arches. The impressions are later poured on stone to create a tooth model. Our dentists use the models when crafting the crowns for your teeth. A temporary crown is first made before creating a permanent crown. Next, our dentist will find the best shade for your teeth. Some materials, such as gold, are not designed to resemble the surrounding teeth; thus, a shade is not required.
Preparing and Placing the Crown
For the dental crowns to fit correctly on your damaged teeth, our dentist needs to file your teeth. The filing process is dependent on the material you select. Materials such as gold or metal only require a little filing. Our experts can also identify defects in your teeth and offer treatment options. For instance, root canal treatment is a remedy for root pulp infections.
The final procedure is to place the crown on the teeth. Our dentist can use the retraction cord to put the different types of dental crowns into position. They can start by placing the temporary crowns to ensure the teeth that are prepared do not shift. After several days, the dentist places the permanent crown by cementing it properly on your teeth.
A dental crown is an excellent option if you have a large filling or have recently had root canal therapy. The crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to conceal existing problems on your teeth. It is also essential to adhere to the postoperative instructions given by our dentists. To find out more about types of dental crowns, visit us at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry or call us at (336) 283-2593 and arrange a meeting with our experts.