A dental crown is a protective and restorative measure for a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged. It is basically a cap that can be fitted over the tooth to restore strength, size, shape, and appearance. A crown can preserve a tooth so that it remains in place and fully functional.
If you require a dental crown or any other type of dental care in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Forty Fort, Dallas, and Back Mountain, PA, call Dr. Todd Paczewski’s office at 570-287-2500 to or request an appointment online.
Why Might You Need a Crown?
There are a variety of reasons that crowns are used in dentistry:
When a tooth has severe damage from decay, a filling may not be possible because there isn’t enough healthy tooth left to support the filling. A crown can be placed over the tooth instead to preserve it.
A cracked tooth is weakened and susceptible to breaking. A crown can protect the tooth and hold it together so that a crack doesn’t worsen.
A broken tooth can often be repaired with a crown. The crown is placed over the remainder of the tooth, reshaping and protecting it.
Support a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a false tooth or a row of false teeth that are held in place by existing teeth. The anchoring teeth, those that hold the bridge in place, are often fitted with crowns to provide additional strength and prevent damage from the bridge.
In cases where teeth are severely misshapen or discolored, crowns can be used to improve the appearance of teeth.
A crown is fitted over a dental implant, which is a metal artificial tooth root that is used to replace a missing tooth.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
The first step in the process is to take an impression that will be used to make a model of the teeth and bite. This allows the crown to be made to look and function like your natural tooth. The tooth will then be prepped and the decayed areas removed. An impression of the prepped tooth will be made so that the final crown will fit properly when it is placed.
A temporary crown will be placed while your final restoration is being created. Crowns often last a lifetime;with proper care and regularly scheduled hygiene visits along with good oral hygiene habits at home.
About our Crowns
We have contracted a master ceramist to design our Zirconia crowns. Using CAD/CAM technology to design and create our restorations. These crowns are more aesthetically pleasing, providing a translucent replica of a natural tooth. Zirconia crowns are known for their uncompromised strength and durability while also providing a faster gum tissue healing time.
Contact Us Today
Dental crowns are ideal for preserving teeth that need significant restoration. With the help of a crown, the tooth can remain in place for many years. Dr. Todd and his staff will expertly handle your crown procedure with the utmost personalized care and precision.
If you are in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Forty Fort, Dallas, Scranton, or Back Mountain, PA and have any concerns about your teeth, or if you’re simply in need of routine dental care, call Dr. Todd’s office today at 570-287-2500 or click here to request an appointment.