Why Get A Dental Crown
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit to our office, but you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that receiving a treatment you are not familiar with can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. One of the most common treatments we perform daily is a dental crown. Even if you don’t need a dental crown at this time, knowing about this common treatment may be beneficial to you in the future. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and the reasons we may recommend this treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
Given that dental crowns are one of the most common dental treatments we perform, there is a good chance that you or a loved one will need one at some point. If we have recommended this treatment and you have postponed it, we want to assure you that a crown is nothing to be worried about. 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 can be used for many reasons, but the main goal is to restore the shape and function of the tooth. 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
- Complete a dental implant or root canal
What to Know About Dental Crowns
A dental crown cannot be completed in 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. While wearing the temporary crown, be sure to avoid chewy foods, and brush the area carefully.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office, which is located in Wellington, FL, to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help prevent you from experiencing further oral health complications.