we pride ourselves on providing diverse dental services to our patients. This includes everything from exams to cosmetic dentistry. But we know that healthy teeth and gums start with excellent preventive and general dentistry. This includes fillings, root canals, and, in some cases, dental crowns.
Most of the time, when you need a root canal, our dentist closes with a quality dental filling meant to keep your tooth strong and viable, especially on molars that take on most of the force of chewing.
However, sometimes root canals are complex and compromise the stability of your tooth. When this happens, our top dentist recommends a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes on over an existing tooth. It is both a tooth-saving restoration and a cosmetically-appealing alternative to tooth loss.
Dental crowns are sturdy and natural looking.
The Dental Crown Process
Our dentist prepares a weakened tooth, and this tooth becomes the foundation for your dental crown, which is placed just above the gumline and shaded and shaped to match your smile.
This is not a painful process! In fact, you might find it relaxing.
Other Reasons You Might Need a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are used in conjunction with dental bridges to help fill in for missing teeth. A dental bridge suspends a restoration tooth between two healthy adjacent teeth. The bridge is held in place with dental crowns placed over these adjacent teeth.
You may also need a dental crown if a tooth is flawed, cracked, chipped, or unappealing and you want to cosmetically enhance your smile.
At Amana Family Dental, we use quality materials to provide beautiful crowns for our patients.
Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a general dentistry exam in our office. Also, get in touch with our team if you have any questions or concerns.