Dental Crowns An Overview
Dental crowns are made of a high-quality dental material that is nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. The dental crown is custom designed and fabricated to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Aubrey Myers offers personalized consultations and oral health exams to determine which dental treatments will restore your oral health, providing long term and aesthetic results. Dental crowns can help patients restore the appearance of their smile while stabilizing the natural function and form of the bite. Dental crowns are commonly used to treat a range of dental concerns.
Dental Crowns Can Be Used To-
- Replace unsightly metal fillings
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
- Reshape misshapen or uneven teeth
- Stabilize teeth after root canal therapy
- Repair cracked, worn or broken teeth
- Restore dental implants
Dental crowns require no special care or maintenance. They can be cleaned and treated like natural teeth. It is important to keep the dental crown clean by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Dental crowns are used to treat a variety of dental concerns for their natural aesthetic and durability. Dr. Myers will explain every phase of your unique treatment prior to the procedure so that you are fully prepared and well informed.
Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown treatment will begin by preparing the tooth for the dental crown. This may involve removing old fillings or dental crowns to provide a stable foundation for the new crown. It may also involve a dental implant placement, root canal or other necessary dental treatment.
Dr. Myers will take a mold of your tooth that will be sent to a dental laboratory. The dental crown will be fabricated according to Dr. Myers instruction. A temporary tooth cap may be placed while the permanent restoration is being fabricated for protection and aesthetics.
Once the dental crown is fabricated, the patient will return to our Emerald Isle dentist office for a final fitting. Once both the patient and Dr. Myers are satisfied with the aesthetic appearance and fit, the dental crown will be attached to the prepared tooth or dental implant.