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What Is a Dental Crown? 

Oct 19 2021

Placing dental crowns is one of the most common cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry procedures. For those who have damaged teeth, dental crowns can make a huge functional and aesthetic difference. If you’ve been thinking about dental crowns, here’s an overview of what you should know—to learn more, reach out to our Crown Point dentist at Distinctive Dental Solutions directly today. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a type of covering that is used to protect damaged teeth. Crowns today are usually made from ceramic or porcelain and can be used to cover teeth that are cracked, suffer from large cavities, are severely worn down, are chipped, are discolored, or that are weakened. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns offer numerous functional and aesthetic benefits. Because they cover damaged teeth, dental crowns can improve the look of your smile and your confidence in it. Dental crowns can be colored to match the shade of natural teeth, giving them a natural appearance that doesn’t stand out. 

In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, dental crowns can also reinforce weak teeth, help to protect teeth that have been damaged by cavities, and hold cracked teeth together. 

What’s the Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown?

Getting a dental crown placed in your mouth is actually a relatively straightforward and non-invasive procedure. The process will begin with your dentist examining the tooth where the crown will be placed, which will likely involve taking x-rays and assessing the risk of infection or other complications. Then, the tooth will be filed down to make room for the crown itself.

Sometimes, dentists can place same-day crowns. Most dentists, however, don’t have the technology to do this in their offices (Distinctive Dental Solutions has had the needed technology and has been doing same-day crowns for over 10 years), and therefore need to send molds off to the lab in order to make the crowns. A temporary crown will be placed when a same-day crown isn’t an option.   At Distinctive Dental, no temps are needed and the final crown is custom made for you while you are at your first appointment and is done fully on the same day.

Call Distinctive Dental Solutions Today

If you have broken, misshapen, or cracked teeth, or if you have had a large cavity or root canal, getting a dental crown may be the right choice for you. To learn more about dental crowns and your options, please reach out to our team at Distinctive Dental Solutions directly today. You can reach us by phone or online at your convenience. Our dentists are here to help you smile bigger and brighter.

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