If you have a tooth that is broken, cracked, or discolored and would like to have it replaced, look no further than Dr. Phillip N. Greer at Sweet Water Dentistry, located in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Greer offers beautifully made, in house crowns that are made of full porcelain. A dental crown is a "cap" that covers the tooth after most of decay or whatever else was wrong with it has has been removed and prepared to receive the crown. Crowns are wonderful for replacing the shape and size of your natural teeth. Most dental crowns can be made and cemented on all in the same day! This is because Dr. Greer has new dental technology, called a cerac, that allows him to take a scan of the tooth, design, and fabricate a full porcelain crown on site. The fabrication of the crown usually takes about one hour.
Once your crown has been made, it will need to be tried on to make sure it fits and that you are happy with the shape, size, and color. You will be able to choose which shade you would like to have your crown made in, and Dr. Greer will design the crown with you. Once the try in has been done, an X-ray will be taken to ensure that there are no gaps or spaces so that no food will get caught underneath or between and cause more decay. It is important to take good care of your crowns, so that they do not break or crack. It is advised that you don't chew on ice or other hard candy or foods to avoid damaging your new crown. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day or after every meal is the best way to ensure proper oral hygiene and care is taken of your new crown.
The staff at Sweet Water Dentistry strives to provide each patient with the best dental care around. Contact us at 251-550-7770 for more information about dental crowns.