When a tooth is damaged, it can be at risk of loss. Deep cracks, missing pieces and other types of damage can cause pain and other dental problems. Dental crowns are a wonderful option for restoring damaged teeth and can also be used for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our dental team at Southern Oaks Family Dental Care offers beautiful, functional dental crowns at our clinic in Baton Rouge, LA.
A dental crown or “cap” is a restoration device that fits over a tooth. The crown can be made from many materials, from silver or gold metal to ceramics and porcelain options. Dental crowns are made from an impression of the natural tooth, designed to fit with the teeth above or below it. A tooth impression is made from either 3D imaging or a dental mold, then sent to a dental lab to create the actual crown.
To place the dental crown on a tooth, a portion of the tooth must be removed. The tooth is ground down into a small size to allow for the crown to fit over the tooth completely. Once the crown is made, our dental team assures that it fits correctly and adjusts the crown as needed for the correct bite arrangement. Once it is properly shaped, it is bonded onto the prepared tooth.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
If you break or crack a tooth, a dental crown may be recommended to protect it from further damage. This is usually the case when a filling or dental bonding would not provide enough protection. Some teeth may require a dental crown after treatment – most teeth should have a dental crown placed after a root canal is performed.
Dental crowns are not only used for tooth repairs. They can be used for cosmetic purposes to change the color or shape of a tooth, or as part of a tooth restoration. At Southern Oaks Family Dental Care, we use dental crowns for tooth replacements in both dental implants and dental bridges.
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, a dental crown may be recommended for your dental treatment. At Southern Oaks Family Dental Care, we have beautiful white crowns for tooth repairs and restorations at our clinic in Baton Rouge, LA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.