Dental crowns are used to restore the tooth’s appearance, size, strength, and shape. They are tooth-shaped that is placed over a tooth to act as a “cap” to cover the tooth. North Palm Beach dental crowns may be needed for situations such as holding together parts of a cracked tooth, protect a weak tooth, to restore severely broken- or worn-down tooth, hold a dental bridge or cover a dental implant, and cover severely discolored teeth.
Preparations Before Dental Crown Procedure
For dental crown placement, you need at least two dental visits to prepare a tooth for a dental crown. The purpose of the first visit is to prepare the tooth and create an impression of the tooth for the construction of the crown. The second visit is for the removal of the temporary crown and for the placement of the permanent custom-made crown.
Dental Crown Procedures
During your first visit, your dentist may take a few X-rays to check the surrounding bone and the roots of the tooth receiving the crown. If there is a risk of infection, severe decay or injury to the tooth pulp, a root canal may need to be done first. Your dentist will anesthetize the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. The top and sides of the tooth need to be filed down to make room for the crown. After the reshaping is done, the dentist will typically use putty or paste to make an impression of the tooth to make sure the crown will not affect your bite.
Permanent Dental Crown Placement
At the second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown. Before the permanent crown is placed, the dentist will check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything looks good, a local anesthetic is then applied to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented in place.
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If you need more information about North Palm Beach dental crowns, contact Dr. Krape Dentistry today.