Dental Crowns in Merritt Island
If you have a damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend placing a cap on it. This is known as a dental crown. A crown improves the appearance of your smile whilst also providing support for the remaining tooth.
Why you might need a dental crown
Dental crowns can be recommended in the following circumstances:
- Severe tooth decay
- After root canal treatment
- Improving bite alignment
- Cracked or damaged teeth
- Large filling replacement
- Covering an implant
- Cosmetic reasons
Dental crowns differ from dentures because they provide a permanent cap whereas some dentures can be removed.
What happens at an appointment for a dental crown?
You’ll need more than one appointment at our Merritt Island office to have a dental crown placed.
After your dentist has examined your mouth and treated any problems affecting your teeth, your tooth will be shaped to fit the crown.
Once complete, your dentist will make an impression which will be used by a lab to make the permanent crown. They will design it to match your bite and tooth color so that no one, including you, will notice that it’s there.
Whilst your permanent crown is being made, your dentist will provide you with a temporary one, so you don’t have to worry about your smile while you wait.
About 2 weeks later, you’ll come back to the office to have the permanent dental crown fitted and cemented in. Your dentist will make adjustments to ensure it fits well and that your bite is aligned.