Learn About A “Royal” Treatment For Your Mouth
Did we recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have hesitated to schedule your treatment because you are unsure of the treatment process? We know it can be a little nerve-racking to schedule a treatment you are unfamiliar with. While we are always sympathetic to our patients’ feelings, it is important to schedule your dental crown treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage and the need for additional treatments. We want to help you feel more comfortable with the process. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment and why we may have recommended this treatment method.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged, decayed, cracked, or unsightly tooth to prevent it from further damage. A dental crown is a popular treatment often used in conjunction with other restorative treatments such as a root canal, dental implant and a dental bridge.
A dental crown is often one of the last resorts to restore the function of a tooth before an extraction is needed. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about patients being diligent with receiving a recommended treatment. We strive to do all we can to save your natural teeth. Dental crowns offer many benefits to patients and can be used to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
More Information about Treatment
The process of receiving a dental crown is more involved than other treatments, such as a dental filling. The procedure typically requires two office visits. During the first visit, we remove any decay from the original tooth and modify the shape before placing a temporary crown. The temporary crown stays in place while the permanent crown is fabricated. During the second visit, the permanent crown is placed and adjusted to ensure a proper fit in the mouth.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Fort Lee, NJ to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.