Are You Putting Off A Needed Treatment?
There is no time like the present to schedule an appointment for a dental treatment we may have recommended during your last visit to our office. Did we recommend a dental crown, but you have been hesitant to schedule treatment because you are unsure what the treatment entails? Delaying needed dental treatments, such as dental crowns, can lead to serious oral health complications and the need for additional treatments. We want to help explain the process of receiving a dental crown to help you feel more comfortable. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
When a tooth is damaged, but the tooth root is still healthy and intact, we may recommend a dental crown. This procedure entails the natural tooth being worn down when the decay is removed from the tooth. A porcelain tooth-colored cover or cap is then placed over the remaining portion of the natural tooth restoring the size, shape and function of the tooth. The porcelain crown strengthens the natural tooth and protects the tooth and tooth root from further damage and infection. A porcelain crown can be used to:
- Cover a tooth after a root canal or implant
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little tooth structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
Treatment for a Dental Crown
Unlike dental crown procedures you may have had in the past, we are able to treat most patients in one office visit. Thanks to the advancements in technology, we are able to use various digital images to design the new porcelain crown within minutes in our office. This eliminates the need for a temporary to be worn and the possibility of it falling out while waiting for the permanent crown to be created.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.