When many people think of restorative dentistry, dental crowns may be among the first thing that comes to mind. Dental crowns are a very common treatment with many dental applications. Some estimates show that up to one-third of Americans have at least one dental crown, and many people have multiple crowns.
Despite how common crowns are, many people may not be totally clear on what they are and how they work. Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe provide dental crowns to patients in their Media, PA, dental office.
Learn more about this dental restoration below:
Dental Crown FAQs
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a sort of cap that fits over the damaged tooth. This cap supports the tooth and protects it from further damage.
Why are crowns needed?
There are a number of reasons why someone might need dental crowns. In some instances, a crown improves the look of a permanently discolored tooth. More often, crowns repair damaged teeth. Advanced cavities and decay are among the most common reasons for dental crowns. Cracked and broken teeth, misshapen or crooked teeth, and stabilizing a root canal are other problems that might call for crowns.
How are dental crowns made?
After determining that dental crowns are the right treatment for you, will prepare the tooth by stabilizing damage and removing old repairs and shaping the tooth to receive the crown. He will take impressions of the damaged tooth, and the impressions are used to mill the crown out of color-matched porcelain, which mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth. While you wait for your finished crown, will place a temporary crown for function and esthetics.
Contact Our Media, PA Dental Office
Call Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe for treatment with dental crowns at 610.756.0649. You can also request an appointment online.