Extremely decayed, cracked, or fractured teeth are no joke – and properly addressing these issues can save the tooth from extraction. That’s where crowns come in!
What Is a Dental Crown?
Crowns are permanent, protective solutions for damaged teeth. They provide a kind of shell to protect the natural tooth from further decay and harm. They are often used to cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal, or a tooth that has been replaced with an implant.
What Is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown?
Permanent dental crowns take a few visits over the course of a few weeks. The tooth is prepared by removing any decay and sculpting it to a point where a crown will fit comfortably. An impression is made to ensure a perfect fit. You’ll get a temporary crown to protect your tooth while the final version is made. Once ready, you’ll make sure it’s comfortable and your bite is correct before it’s cemented into place.
To learn more about how crowns can restore your smile, call 508.888.4400 to schedule an appointment with our dental office.