What is a Crown?
A crown, also called a dental cap, is a cover that your dentist can put over a damaged or missing tooth and restores stability. It also improves the strength of the tooth and returns the tooth to its original appearance, function, and size. The most common reasons a crown is needed are:
- To support a large filling from a cavity threatening the health of a tooth.
- To cover a discolored or misshapen tooth.
- To cover a dental implant.
- To support a fractured or broken tooth.
- To support a tooth after a root canal.
What are Crowns Made Of?
Crowns can be made from a wide variety of different materials including porcelain, gold alloy, base-metal alloy, and porcelain-veneered zirconia. At Bain Dental Group we offer the following types of crowns:
- Lava™ and BuxZir®
How is a Crown Attached?
It will take two separate visits to complete this dental procedure. In the first visit, the dentist will shape your tooth and remove any decay in or around it. Then the dentist will re-sculpt the tooth to make it an ideal fit for the crown. A digital image will then be made so your custom crown can be created. Before the end of the first visit, a temporary crown will be made out of tooth-colored resin which will then be fitted onto the tooth to wear until your custom crown is ready.
Once we have your custom-made crown we will then remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent crown onto your tooth. After checking to ensure the look and fit of the crown is correct, we will put the permanent crown into place with dental cement.
How Long Will the Crown Last?
You can expect your crown to last for a number of years, so long as you make sure to practice good oral hygiene and get regular cleanings. The exact number of years may vary depending on the type of material you chose for your crown.
Dental Implant Supported Crowns
We offer dental implant-supported crowns for anyone who has broken or missing teeth. This gives you an opportunity to have teeth that look and feel real! Learn more about implants here.
Bain Dental Group Can Fix Your Tooth!
At Bain Dental Group, our goal is to provide our patients with a comprehensive approach to dentistry and we use the latest technology to their benefit! With offices in Villa Rica, Bowdon, and Carrollton, Georgia, we can offer same-day treatment and accept most dental insurances.
If you have any questions please contact us. If you need a crown make your appointment today!