A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. A crown might be needed to protect a decayed tooth from more damage, to restore an already broken tooth, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a severely discolored tooth.
The crown procedure at Dogwood Dental Care in Carbondale is relatively simple.
First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Dogwood Dental Care and the crown will be delivered.
Crowns offer several benefits:
- Long term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural and healthier smile
Call us today at 618-529-2471 to schedule an appointment.
Same Day Crowns
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allows Dogwood Dental Care to design, create and properly fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a remarkably short amount of time. Previously, this process could take as long as two weeks or more to complete, however with CEREC, you can enjoy a bright new smile in a less than an hour!Read more about Same Day Crowns
If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.Read more about Traditional Crowns