A cracked, broken, or weak tooth needs a restorative procedure to restore its original function and improve the appearance of the patient. North Palm Beach dental crowns perform several important functions. They are not only for cosmetic reasons. They also help correct and improve problems with your teeth.
Steps in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown
Preparing for a crown requires two visits to the dentist. The first visit involves examining and preparing the tooth for the procedure, and the second visit is the placement of the permanent crown.
• Examining and Preparing the Tooth
Your dentist will take a few x-rays to check the tooth roots and surrounding bone. If an extensive decay is detected or if there’s a risk of injury or infection to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal procedure may first be performed. Your dentist will anesthetize the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. The tooth is then filled down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. If a large area is missing due to decay or damage, your dentist will build up the tooth to support the crown using filling material.
• Receiving the Permanent Dental Crown
This time, the temporary crown will be removed and check the color and fit of the permanent crown. If everything looks perfect, local anesthesia is then applied to numb the tooth and the new crown is then cemented in place.
Do You Need a Dental Crown Procedure Done?
If you think North Palm Beach dental crowns suits your dental restoration needs, contact Dr. Krape Dentistry today. Schedule an appointment with us for your dental crowns installation and for more information about our services.