Your teeth are very strong, but they can still become damaged by dental procedures and accidents that result in injuries. To prevent further damage, Scripps Poway Dental Care recommends dental crowns to patients in San Diego, CA. A dental crown can be done for cosmetic reasons, as well as to restore the structure of an injured or damaged tooth. They cover the entire upper portion of the enamel, protecting your natural tooth from trauma.
To apply a crown to your tooth, your dentist will first need to prepare the tooth. During this process, the enamel will be shaven down and shaped so that the crown has enough room to fit on top of it securely. Once this is done, an impression will be taken so that the dentist can design a permanent crown for the tooth. While the permanent crown is being designed, the patients will wear a temporary crown.
Once the permanent crown is completed, patients must return to the dentist to get the crown fitted onto the tooth. Your dentist will place the crown and make sure that it fits properly and comfortably in the mouth. If it needs to be adjusted, your dentist will make these changes and check the fit of the crown once more. This may be repeated until the fit is perfect and the crown can be bonded onto the tooth.
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for patients that have damaged the enamel or have large cavities that a traditional filling cannot effectively restore. Deep fractures in teeth may require the application of dental crowns as well as root canal therapy and other dental procedures or injuries that compromise the structure of teeth.
To discuss your oral health with a dental professional and get an examination and a professional cleaning, schedule an appointment at Scripps Poway Dental Care in San Diego, CA. We have dental experts available to answer any questions you may have and give you more insight into your oral health and how you can improve your smile.