Zachary Law DDS and Associates
Dental Crowns, Dental Crown
Part of our goal in protecting your family’s oral health is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. One way we do this is by using fillings for support when necessary. But sometimes a tooth may be so damaged or weakened that a filling is not enough to strengthen it sufficiently. When this happens, a dental crown may be the best option to protect your tooth and prevent further problems that can be expensive to correct.
Dr. Law uses the most updated dental materials available to ensure that any work we do for you and your family is effective and will last for many years. We won’t recommend a dental crown unless we are sure that it is the best solution for your particular problem. Before we decide on any treatment, we will discuss your options and talk to you about cost so you know exactly what to expect.
What Is a Dental Crown Used For?
Dental crowns are very versatile and may be used for any of the following reasons:
Strengthening and supporting a tooth that has a large filling
Protecting a tooth that is broken or cracked
Anchoring a dental bridge to surrounding teeth
Restoring the appearance of a tooth that has an irregular shape or is severely stained
Protecting a tooth after root canal therapy
Does Getting a Porcelain Crown Take a Lot of Time?
Actually, having a dental crown placed is a very simple process. First, Dr. Law will properly treat and prepare your natural tooth. We then take an impression that is used to create your permanent crown. The impression is sent to our dental lab where your permanent crown will be custom-made, which takes about two weeks. While you’re waiting, you will wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
When the permanent crown is finished, you can return to our office. We will polish and shape the crown so that it fits perfectly. When you leave our Vinton dental office you will have a beautiful, new tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Will My Dental Crown Look Natural?
We use dental porcelain to create crowns because it can be shaped to look exactly like a natural tooth. Porcelain is also a very strong material that can withstand the stress placed on your teeth when you chew and bite down. Additionally, dental restorations made of porcelain are an excellent cosmetic choice because the porcelain can be color-matched to look just like your natural tooth enamel. No one will even notice that it’s not one of your own teeth!
, Dental Crowns