If you have discolored or worn teeth, you can benefit from dental crowns. Also known as dental caps, dental crowns cover teeth and dental restorations. Dr. Dhara Patel will prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing a bit of the tooth structure. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will fit securely onto the tooth.
Dental impressions will then be taken of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown using CEREC. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction uses computer technology to quickly take impressions and generate a precise fitting. After several weeks, the permanent crowns will be inserted. They may be color-matched to teeth, depending on whether you chose a restoration with metal, porcelain, ceramic, or another type of material. Dr. Patel offers same-day dental crowns to patients that are good candidates.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental crowns below:
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper dental care, dental crowns can last patients for up to 30 years.
Am I a candidate for dental crowns?
Broken teeth that still have the tooth root intact can receive dental crowns. Patients with missing teeth may also receive dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges that can be covered and protected with dental crowns. Treatment may be needed for patients with tooth decay, but they can receive dental crowns after the infection is removed, often through a root canal procedure.
Is it painful to receive dental crowns?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth that is receiving the dental crown, so the procedure shouldn’t be painful. You may feel some soreness after the procedure, but this should pass.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Dental crowns can come loose as a result of tooth damage or decay. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your crown, or if the crown falls out, contact our office right away. We will give you advice on how to address the problem and our staff can also help you schedule an appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Best Dental Spa for comprehensive care today at 847.660.6603. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel online here.