What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is simply a replacement for a missing tooth, crafted out of porcelain material, that mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Crowns are usually used to restore a natural, attractive smile in cases where a composite filling is not sufficient to repair a damaged tooth. Cracked teeth, discolored teeth, or broken teeth can all be repaired by installing a crown. Because crowns fully cover your tooth's external surface, you can be sure of a natural and attractive appearance. Matching the color and shape of your teeth is a core concern when Dr. Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL, designs a custom crown for you. A cutting-edge Cerac machine is used to take a comprehensive scan of your mouth and produce impressions. This enables Dr. Greer to design, fabricate, and install a crown within a single day.
After your mouth has been scanned, the production of your customized crown will take about one hour (per crown needed.) When the crown is ready, you'll return to the office to have it cemented permanently in place. Crowns, like your natural teeth, need to be well taken care of. You'll need to brush your teeth regularly and remember to floss. You should always follow all instructions provided by your dentist to ensure that your crown lasts!There are some special considerations you need to keep in mind in order to avoid any damage to your new crown. Mouthguards are recommended to prevent tooth grinding. Avoid chewing hard foods like ice while your crown is freshly installed. Brushing and flossing twice a day is necessary to remove stray food particles and stop plaque from building up.
Don't hesitate to ask questions before or after having a crown installed; it's much better to have information than to guess about how your crown should be cared for. If you'd like to know more about dental crowns or have questions about caring for an already-installed crown, please feel free to get in touch with Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL at 251-550-7770