If you have a throbbing tooth, are about to undergo a root canal, or have a tooth that’s been broken or damaged, you may soon be hearing the words “dental crown”.
Dental crowns for decayed and damaged teeth
Dental crowns are used to restore decayed teeth that has caused the original tooth to lose some of its strength and function. This often occurs because of trauma to the tooth or decay from a cavity that has gone undetected. The crown provides support to the remaining tooth structure.
Dr. Venitress Carrington of Smile Creations in Covington, GA, provides beautiful crown restorations in a simple and straightforward process:
- If the dentist determines that a crown is the most effective way to restore the tooth, she will send dental impressions and specifications to exactly match the natural tooth to a dental laboratory.
- When the crown is ready, the patient will return to the dentist and the crown will be permanently bonded into place.
Dental crowns for missing teeth
Dental crowns are used as part of a bridge and crown appliance. Dental bridges use the surrounding teeth to give support to a false tooth, or pontic. First the surrounding teeth are filed slightly to allow room for a crown to be placed. The replacement tooth is fused to the two crowns and attached to the top of the adjacent teeth.
Dr. Carrington knows that each patient has a unique dental history, and therefore, each patient will receive a customized treatment plan. She will talk to you about your history, perform a thorough examination, and then recommend the method of treatment that is right for you. If you are looking for a dentist you can trust, who will provide you with care and respect, call Smile Creations in Covington, GA, today to schedule an appointment.