Our teeth are so important and making sure that they are well cared for and that your teeth are treated when an issue arises is key. The right care can make all the difference in your teeth and crowns are a fantastic treatment option for many teeth issues. If you are looking to get dental crowns Petaluma CA, North Bay Smiles is a wonderful option.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are caps essentially that are used to restore the shape and the overall look of teeth that have been damaged by decay, cavities, or chipping and breaking. A dental crown is not something that you are going to need to have done for a small cavity, but in cases where extreme restoration is needed, crowns can be a viable and easy option.
What is the Crown Process?
- Cleaning and inspection
- Filing down the tooth
- Temporary crown
- Permanent crown installation
Your dentist is going to be able to tell you better what type of treatment is going to work best for your teeth and of course if a dental crown is right for you. Crowns are generally only needed in cases where the tooth is not good enough to salvage. A great example would be a tooth that has extensive decay and that has cracked. In this case, restoring the tooth with a filling is not an option. If the base of the tooth is still in good shape it can be filed down, and a crown can be installed.
The first step is going to be for your dentist to evaluate the tooth and see what methods of restoration are possible. If the tooth is a good candidate for a crown the tooth will be filed down to a nub almost and then the cavity is going to be fully removed. Your dentist will then place a temporary crown until your crown is made and ready. The crown is then affixed to the nub and the crown is completed.
If you have a damaged tooth or feel that you might need a crown, North Bay Smiles and Dr. Yvonne Szyperski can help. Call (707) 306-8001 and make an appointment today.
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