Dental Crowns – Evansville, WI
Reclaim Strong, Gorgeous Teeth
The crown of a tooth, the wider portion that rests above the gum line, is constantly bombarded with food particles and digestive fluids that can eventually weaken the tooth or cause it to break. Accelerated bacteria growth can also result in excessive damage that sometimes can only be remedied by replacing a tooth’s crown.
When you visit Dr. White and the highly-trained staff at Maple Grove Family Dental, you can rest assured that your oral health will be restored to normal, and you’ll once again be able to lead a productive life!
Why Choose Maple Grove Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- A Calm and Relaxed Atmosphere
- State-of-the-Art Equipment
- Effective and Compassionate Care
What is a Dental Crown?
The days of unsightly dental crowns that created a glaring contrast are long gone. The modern dental crown process, instead, involves the placement of an all-ceramic prosthetic that is custom-designed to provide an aesthetic and functional boost by matching the natural color, size, shape, hardness and texture of your existing teeth.
The procedure is unique in that it straddles the line between cosmetic and restorative care, which works to your benefit! An added perk is that with proper care, which should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times a day, seeking treatment for any bouts of teeth grinding (bruxism), monitoring your sugar intake and maintaining preventive care visits, your new dental crowns can last up to 10-15 years.
Why You May Need a New Dental Crown
Here are some of the reasons you may need a new crown placed:
- A tooth has darkened
- Broken or cracked tooth
- To improve the size and shape of a tooth
- Amalgam (metal) restoration beginning to fail
- Weakened tooth that is on the verge of fracturing
- To serve as an anchor (abutment) for a bridge procedure
- A final restoration after a root canal has been performed
How the Placement Process Works
The two-to-three visit process of having your damaged crown replaced starts with Dr. White completing any restorative work that needs to be done. Then, if any additional material is needed to build up the tooth’s structure, a dental core may be used, which can consist of either an amalgam (metal base) or composite resin material.
After this phase of the process is completed, bite impressions are taken that are used to design your new crown. The plan is then sent to a trusted lab that will fabricate the restoration. Meanwhile, you’ll be fitted with a temporary fixture to protect the inner parts of the tooth from a bacterial infection or any other damage.
To prevent an unwanted dental emergency in the interim, Dr. White suggests you stay away from eating hard or sticky items like popcorn kernels, nuts, peanut butter and taffy.
When your permanent crown returns, you’ll be invited back to our office for the procedure to be completed. Before the fixture is permanently secured using dental cement, any final adjustments will be made.
The Benefits of Dental Crown Placement
There are several advantages of having your damaged teeth replaced with dental crowns. The following list demonstrates how you can benefit from the versatility of the process:
- Your original chewing capacity will be restored.
- It helps to prevent bacteria from seeping beneath the gumline by being securely placed.
- By strengthening a weakened tooth, a new dental crown ensures the surrounding teeth will have the adequate support to prevent shifting.
- The use of tooth-colored porcelain will ensure you have an attractive smile.
- An embarrassing silver crown can be replaced with the porcelain alternative to leave you, instead, with a stronger, longer-lasting and toxin-free restoration.
When you meet with Dr. White for a consultation, you can learn more about the procedure, which includes receiving an accurate dental crown cost so you can plan accordingly. To get the process started, simply reach out to our office to schedule a visit!