The Truth About Crowns
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit, and you have yet to schedule your appointment? We encourage you to call us today to schedule the treatment. Aside from a filling for a cavity, a dental crown is one of the most popular treatments we provide to patients daily. Even if we have not recommended a treatment at this time, there is a very good chance that you or a loved one may need a dental crown in the near future. We want to take a few minutes and explain more about this treatment to help ease your mind if you are nervous or concerned about the procedure. Read on to learn more about dental crowns.
What is a Dental Crown?
If you are unfamiliar, learning you need a dental crown can be overwhelming and intimidating. We are here to tell you this is one of the most common treatments that we perform daily. While a dental crown can be used for a variety of reasons, it is always used to restore the shape and function of a tooth. A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. A dental crown is also commonly used to complete certain treatments, such as a dental implant or root canal. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
Important Information About the Treatment
Many patients are thrilled after they receive their dental crown because it not only improves the appearance of the tooth, but also restores its function. Patients are able to eat foods they were avoiding before and are free from any discomfort or pain they may have been experiencing.
A dental crown treatment requires more than one office visit. During the first visit, the decayed or problem areas of the natural tooth are removed and a temporary crown is placed. During the next appointment, the permanent crown is placed, and we ensure there is a proper and comfortable fit.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Wilmington, DE to schedule an appointment. We are also happy to treat patients from Pike Creek, DE and Newark, DE. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help you avoid experiencing further oral health complications.