If you’re suffering from a damaged or weakened tooth, we can use dental crowns to repair it. These caps are designed to go over the affected tooth, keep it healthy, and restore it to optimal health.
Types Of Crowns
Crowns can be made using various materials. Each type of crown serves different functions. Besides traditional crowns that cover the whole tooth, patients may also get what’s known as inlays or onlays.
Inlays cover a small portion of the chewing surface between the cusps, while onlays cover the cusps.
Reasons You Might Need A Dental Crown
Patients may need dental crowns for various reasons. They’re great for covering and protecting a tooth from further damage, generally from decay. Below are some of the other reasons a dentist may recommend getting a dental crown:
- To protect a weak tooth
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover a tooth with a large filling
- After a root canal treatment
What Happens During Treatment?
Dental crowns typically take more than one visit to complete. During the first visit, the dentist will examine and prepare the tooth that needs the crown. This involves reshaping the tooth so the cap can fit snuggly over it. You will go home with a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready.
After the dental lab finishes fabricating your permanent crown, the dentist will bond it in place.
Do You Need A Crown To Protect Your Teeth?
Magnolia Dentistry proudly offers dental crowns to protect and restore your teeth. If you’re interested in getting this service, please contact our office today. We’re happy to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile in a comforting environment!