Getting a Crown? Here’s What You Need to Know
You have a damaged tooth and know you need to have it taken care of or it will just end up getting worse. It looks like you need to talk to your dentist about the option of having a dental crown placed, but you would feel better knowing a little bit more about the process.
We want you to feel comfortable with the choices you make about dental treatment. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need so you can have all the facts you need to make a confident decision.
What You Need to Know about Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a restoration that acts as a helmet for your tooth to protect it. Today we make dental crowns using porcelain, a beautiful material that resembles natural tooth enamel and blends seamlessly with your smile.
Dental crowns are usually placed in two or three appointments at our Temple dental office. The first visit involves preparing the tooth then taking impressions. These impressions are used to create your final crown. Before you leave our office, we will fit you with a temporary crown. When your new crown is ready, you will return to our office to have it adjusted for fit, polished, and cemented in place.
A crown is a permanent restoration that you need to care for just as you would a natural tooth. With proper care, a crown can last as long as 15 years, so the more effort you put into caring for the restoration, the longer its lifespan will be. You have invested a lot of time and money in your new crown, so it makes sense to protect that investment with healthy oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits.
Please Call Us for More Information
Do you have other questions about crowns? If you are looking for a top dentist in Temple, TX to talk to you honestly about your dental needs, please call us to arrange a consultation appointment. Dr. Rich would love the opportunity to meet with you to explore dental crowns as well as any other options that may be appropriate.