Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative procedures there is, and we do a lot of them at Dental Designs of Owensboro.
Placing a typical crown consists of several steps:
- Tooth Preparation: Any decay is removed and the tooth is shaped. Sometimes the tooth is too small; in that case, we build up its core with filling material to construct a tough base for the crown.
- Creating a Good Impression: A putty-like substance is used to mold an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth. An impression is also made of the teeth opposite the crown. This ensures a good bite.
- The Temporary Crown: As the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown protects the tooth. Patients need to be careful with temporaries. They aren’t as strong as the permanent crown. Avoid things like gum and sticky foods.
- Your Crown Is Put In Place: When the new crown is ready, it is placed and fitted in your mouth.
At Dental Designs of Owensboro, we place a lot of dental crowns. Patients throughout Henderson, Tell City IN, and Hartford come to us for these and other restorative dentistry procedures. Request an appointment today!