Noreen Goldwire, DDS, is dedicated to making our patients’ lives as easy as we can. This includes helping them find the perfect solutions for their needs and budgets when it comes to filling in the gaps where teeth are broken or missing. In many cases, dental crowns are a great opportunity to get full functionality of your mouth back. We are experts in our field and can assure you that you are not only in very capable hands but hands that care about you and your well-being too. Because of this, we want you to be as comfortable as possible in our care. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about an upcoming procedure today!
What is a Dental Crown?
When it comes to missing or broken teeth, there are many options. One very common solution is a dental crown. This is a small porcelain appliance that goes over the top of a severely damaged tooth or one that is liable to break (they are often used to protect a tooth after a root canal) or can cover a dental implant if the tooth is missing altogether. When you get a root canal or a large filling, there is a great chance of having to get something put in place to inhibit the tooth from cracking worse or breaking down entirely.
Process of Getting a Crown
When we determine that you need a crown, the first thing that we will do is shape the tooth that it will be covering. This is slightly different if you get a crown over an implant, but with a root canal or other treatment, the tooth will be shaped to fit a crown during your appointment. Then, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that we can make a crown that fits your smile perfectly. You will be given a temporary crown to cover your tooth while we make you a custom one that will be permanent. Then, after about two weeks where the lab will be making your custom porcelain piece, you will come back in, and we can adhere the addition to your smile. This natural looking option is perfect to get you back on your feet and feeling like yourself again.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are a variety of benefits to getting a dental crown. These pieces are aesthetically pleasing and look very natural, enhancing your smile to its original radiance. They are also a great option for protecting a very broken tooth and for preventing further damage. Finally, they last longer than all other restoration options, and can even last your lifetime if well taken care of.
We want you to be as happy with your smile as you were before anything occurred to damage it, and here at Noreen Goldwire, DDS, we can do just that. We offer the guidance through the process that many places don’t and we want you as comfortable as possible. If you experience any fear about the process, try not to worry. We assure you that you are in good hands, and if you have any specific concerns, be sure to explain them to us so that we can address them promptly.