Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth are the results of events like accidents, injuries, and trauma. There are many restorative options to treat these conditions, and dental crowns are one of them. Also known as caps, crowns are custom-fit to cover the whole biting surface and sides of your teeth. They are made using several materials, among which porcelain and ceramic are the most popular.
What are the Advantages of Dental Crowns?
- Dental crowns are a less-invasive procedure used to restore common dental problems like broken or fractured teeth, chipped teeth, decayed teeth, and others.
- We also use this procedure to improve the appearance of your smile.
- Dental crowns also address large and fractured fillings of your teeth.
- We often recommend this procedure after root canal therapy to keep everything in place and prevent damage to the tooth.
What is the Procedure?
You may want to visit our clinic twice for the procedure. During your first appointment, we will take accurate impressions of your teeth and then create custom crowns. We will also use these impressions to create a temporary crown and bond it to your chipped teeth for at least two weeks until your new crown is prepared in our laboratory.
Your teeth will be numbed, after which we will remove the decay and shape the surface so that the crown fits properly. Once these steps are conducted, we will carefully place the crown to ensure that the spacing and bite are correct. We will also give you some instructions to care for your crowns.
What Includes in the After-Care?
It is essential to pay attention to the after-care of the crowns to save them from falling. Once your procedure of temporary crown is completed, avoid eating from the same side of your mouth. Do not eat hard or sticky foods as they may stick to your crown and dislodge it. Be careful while flossing; it should not get under the edge of the crown.
When we place a permanent crown on your chipped teeth, you should start caring for your teeth right after. Be particular with what you eat and include more soft foods like rice, mashed potatoes, porridge, cheese, etc., 24-48 hours after the procedure. Once the downtime is over, treat your crown as your natural teeth only. You may experience some sensitivity around the crown and in your gum area, but it fades within the first few days. Brush and floss regularly and visit us for regular dental check-ups and examinations.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.