A crown can be a tooth saver!
If you have watched any of our success story videos, you will see that many of our patients benefit from dental crowns. If we have recently recommended a dental crown and you have postponed scheduling your treatment, there is no better time to make your appointment. A dental crown is a common treatment that can be used on its own or in conjunction with other treatments to restore and improve your oral health. Even if we have not recently recommended a dental crown for you, one of your family members might be in need, and it is helpful to learn the process.
What is a Dental Crown?
Needing a treatment you have never experienced can be overwhelming and intimidating. We want to share more about dental crowns, one of our most common treatments. A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. A dental crown is also commonly used to complete certain treatments, such as a dental implant or a root canal. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
Process for a Dental Crown
Receiving a dental crown is a multi-step process that typically requires two office visits. During the first visit, the damaged part of the tooth is removed. A tooth impression is taken, and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth. When the permanent tooth is ready, you will have another office visit to place the tooth.
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns and seeing a number of video success stories, be sure to visit our website for more details: https://dentistwestchester.com/treatments/crowns-caps/
If we recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, or you are interested to learn how a dental crown may improve your oral health, we encourage you to call our office, which is located in West Chester, OH, to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.