THE CROWNING EFFECT
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks and discoloration. If you feel your smile is not what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile and functional bite. If Brock Dental notices that a tooth is overfilled, decayed, weakened or cracked, a crown may be necessary to ensure it remains free of future problems. In cases like these a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth and blend nicely.
The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits at Brock Dental. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made to fit in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, Dr. Say or Dr. Palencar will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to fabricate and be returned to Brock Dental. At the insertion appointment, the crown will be placed using a cement to ensure it sets in place. Crowns are durable and will last many years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
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