Do you have tooth decay that cannot be addressed with just a filling, or a structurally compromised tooth that requires extra support? If so, then you may need a dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetics that are designed to cover a compromised tooth, restoring balance and a natural look to your smile. If you need a dental crown, our Forney practice can provide one for you, often in a single visit. We make our same-day crowns using E4D in-office technology to make your tooth restoration experience as convenient and hassle-free as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can quickly and effectively restore your smile with custom dental crowns.
What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the remaining portion of a tooth after the decayed or damaged part has been removed. It is usually the final step in root canal therapy. Crowns are carefully crafted to fit the shape and color of surrounding teeth, so your smile looks and feels natural. They can also be used to restore dental implants if you have lost a single tooth.
Placing Dental Crowns
Before the dental crown is placed, the decayed and damaged portions are removed. After the tooth size has been reduced, we take a digital impression to make your customized crown. But you do not have to wait long for your new tooth. Here at Forney Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we have state-of-the-art onsite technology that can make your crown the same day. In fact, most of our patients with single tooth restoration needs can have their entire procedure done in one visit, including the root canal therapy, the dental crown creation, and the dental crown placement.
We are committed to patient comfort, in addition to your safety and convenience. That is why we have a special relaxing lounge just for our same-day crown patients.
Caring for Your Dental Crowns
At Forney Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are careful to build high-quality and durable crowns that look natural and fit your smile. However, it is important to understand that dental crowns cannot last forever. Most crowns last for about seven years. You can extend the lifespan of your crown with good dental hygiene and a little common sense.
First, it is important to avoid using your crown to chew brittle or sticky foods that can dislodge your restoration. Second, you should floss regularly around your crown, but with a slightly different technique than you might be accustomed to using. Rather than pulling the floss straight up and down, the floss should be pulled from front to back to prevent loosening the crown.
Learn More about How Dental Crowns Can Help You
We want to make your dental restoration experience comfortable and convenient . Contact us today to learn more about how we can customize a dental crown that provides the comfort, balance, and aesthetics you deserve.