A cap or a dental crown is a cosmetic restoration the encases the visible portion of a tooth. When fixed in place, a crown fully covers the whole tooth above the gumline. It is used to repair the size, shape, appearance, and strength of a damaged tooth.
Your dentist in Tucker, GA may recommend a crown restoration for any of the following reasons:
Permanent crowns at Smiles 2 You Dental Center can be crafted from all cosmetic resin, all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or all-ceramic.
Two visits to Smiles 2 You Dental Center are required to place a crown. During the first appointment, x-rays will be taken to evaluate the overall health of your oral cavity. This includes your teeth, gums, and surrounding bone. Your dentist in Tucker, GA will numb the treatment area before permanently placing the crown. For patients with dental anxiety, we do offer safe sedation options. Then, the affected tooth will be filed down to make room for the new restoration. Next, the dental will take an impression that will be used to create your final custom-made and fitted crown. In the meantime, a temporary cap will be placed, and the mold will be sent to an outside lab.
While keeping up with good oral hygiene practices is always a must, it is important to be extra diligent if you have dental restorations. For this reason, your Tucker, GA dentist may recommend a few steps to keep your temporary crown from loosening. For example, avoid chewy or sticky foods. These items may pull off the restoration. Also, avoid chewing or biting on the side with the temporary crown. What’s more, stay away from hard foods that can damage the crown. With good dental care at home and regular dental visits, you can extend the life of your newly restored smile.