A dental crown is a cap that is used to cover damaged, weakened or severely decayed teeth. If your dentist determines that you require a dental crown in Palo Alto, CA, so you need to know what it will help you with, such as:
In specific situations, when the tooth is in trauma or has a severe infection, then it cannot be saved. A dentist’s priority is to preserve your tooth structure by keeping your natural teeth, with the help of porcelain or composite material. This process of restoration protects a tooth from getting fractured or further decayed. Dentists might also use a dental crown for strengthening the tooth that has had a root canal.
Dental crowns can give you a tooth structure that looks natural. A titanium post, i.e., a dental implant, is placed in the jawbone, which acts as a tooth root for the artificial tooth. As the bone heals, the dentist places a dental crown over the dental implant.
Dental crowns can be used in fixing spaces present between teeth, or the deeply discolored teeth might not even respond to teeth whitening.
The dentist will take impressions of your mouth and send it to a dental lab to create the crowns. Until the permanent crown is ready, a temporary crown will be placed. Custom-made dental crowns will make sure to fit your teeth perfectly.
If there is a large filling that falls out, then it will leave a deep hole and weak tooth structure as well. So, instead of replacing the filling, a dentist will cover the tooth using a dental crown to protect the tooth better.
You need to take care of your crown just the way you do all your other teeth. It means you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist regularly. Do not grind your teeth or use it for opening packages and bottles.
It might take a while to get used to your newly crowned tooth, but later, you will feel completely comfortable and natural, even better than before.
Call us (650) 322-8572 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Whetstone for a consultation at our office in Palo Alto, CA.