A dental crown is an artificial tooth that replaces or covers the part of your tooth that appears above the gumline. Dr. Stonisch may recommend a dental crown to save a decayed or broken tooth that might otherwise require extraction.
Dental crowns are also used to:
At Faircourt Dental Smile Studio, Dr. Stonisch uses dental crowns made from a variety of materials, including:
If you’re getting a dental crown to save a decayed tooth, Dr. Stonisch first removes all of the infected matter. After your tooth is cleaned, she fills and seals your tooth with a rubbery material called gutta percha. The gutta percha stabilizes your tooth and protects it from bacteria.
Dr. Stonisch next reshapes your tooth so that it can accept the replacement crown. After taking impressions and determining the correct color for your new crown, she sends this information to our custom dental lab. In the meantime, you get an exquisite temporary dental crown to protect your tooth.
When your custom-designed crown is ready, Dr. Stonisch removes the temporary dental crown and cements the custom-designed dental crown in place.
A dental bridge is a span of false teeth that has a crown on either end. The dental crowns need to be attached to abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap). Either natural teeth or dental implants can serve as abutment teeth.
If you’re using your natural teeth as abutment teeth, Dr. Stonisch reshapes these abutment teeth down so they can accept the dental crowns and stabilize the dental bridge. If you’re using dental implants as abutment teeth, the crowns on the dental bridge are placed over the implants.
If you have a broken, chipped, or missing tooth, contact the experts at Faircourt Dental Smile Studio to find out if a dental crown is the best solution for you — call or book online.
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