Dental crowns, or caps, are coverings for the entire tooth that restore the tooth back to its original form. The crown keeps your tooth protected and strengthens the structure so it can be repaired in the future with fillings or other restoration.
Dental crowns come in many different types. Our dental office in Raleigh has usually found that porcelain crowns are the most popular since they are tooth colored and can be made to custom fit the natural shape, size, and color of your teeth. You’ll have a beautiful, natural looking smile that will last a lifetime.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken teeth or fractured teeth
- Enhance your smile
- Tooth decay
- Worn out or fractured fillings
- Larger than normal fillings
- Root canals
What does getting a crown involve?
Getting a crown is usually done over two appointments. At your first appointment, Dr. Schmorr will take highly accurate impressions of your teeth that we will use to create your custom crown. We’ll also use this mold of your teeth to create a temporary crown. A temporary crown will be placed on your teeth for about two weeks while your permanent crown is getting made by a dental laboratory.
Dr. Schmorr will prep the tooth for the crown by removing decay and shaping the tooth surface so that the crown fits. Your temporary crown will be accurately placed with temporary cement. We’ll test your bite to make sure everything fits and is comfortable.
At your second appointment, Dr. Schmorr will remove your temporary crown and thoroughly clean your tooth. Your permanent crown will be placed carefully and your bite will be tested again to ensure that everything fits properly and your bite is accurate.
Before you leave, our Raleigh dentist will give you instructions on how to properly care for your crown, and how often you should come in for regular check-ups for Dr. Schmorr to examine your crown.
Need A Dental Crown in Raleigh?
Dr. Rebecca Schmorr provides in dental crowns to restore your smile back to its original form. Schedule an appointment today!