As we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.
There are a few different options you can explore when you are looking for ways to repair and restore any damaged tooth or teeth. One of the more common options for damaged tooth repair and restoration is implementing dental crowns. A dental crown can fit over the patient’s tooth just like a cap. It fits perfectly around the tooth, therefore preventing the real tooth from debris, plaque, and bacteria.
At the London Dental Group, we provide Boca Raton dental crowns by way of the advanced CEREC system.
Dental Crown Procedures at London Dental Group
At London Dental Group, we have a team of experts who specialize in all dental procedures, including dental crown procedures for damaged teeth.
The first step as a new patient at London Dental Group consists of an initial consultation session help between you and one of our dentists. This is to review all medical history, the current state of the patient’s oral issue, and to review all options and go over any benefits and risks associated with the recommended treatment. Once both the dentist and the patient feel comfortable with the recommended treatment, the dentist will schedule a surgery date.
When the procedure first begins, a local anesthesia is applied by our qualified and experienced dentist to numb the area near the tooth on which the crown will be placed. In the case where the patient has had a root canal, anesthesia will still be used in order to eliminate any sort of risk.
After making the patient’s gum numb, the next step is to fabricate the dental crown. Our dentist will perform this step carefully so that it matches your dental structure, which is a vital step in this procedure. In the case that the patient has opted for porcelain fused metal or a full ceramic crown, our dentist will also match its shade with that of their natural teeth. This practice is adopted so that the crown blends in with your natural smile and does not stick out.
One of our qualified dental assistants will assist the dentist throughout this procedure. They will help in retrieving the patient’s impressions for their lower and upper dental arches, which are then used to have a stone impression of the patient’s teeth. Our dentist will use this stone impression to create an accurate and precise crown for the patient’s teeth. A temporary crown is also prepared by our dentist as the permanent one needs time to form correctly before its completely fabricated.
Once the crown is prepared, it is then time to prepare the patient’s tooth so that the crown can be placed on the specific tooth in question. This step includes cutting a certain portion of the tooth so that the crown is able to fit perfectly around it. In the case where there is tooth decay, then the decay is removed as a first step before placing the crown on the tooth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are a variety of benefits to using dental crowns as a solution for a damaged tooth. Below are a few of these benefits:
- Dental crowns perfectly work together with the natural teeth of a patient without causing any sort of discomfort for them.
- If a crown is placed over a weak tooth, it can protect that tooth from further damage.
- Getting a dental crown procedure can restore the patient’s bite force when it comes to chewing.
- Dental crowns can help patients get their attractive and pleasant smile back.
Boca Raton Dental Crowns
At The London Dental Group, we provide dental crowns in Boca Raton. Contact us now at 888-302-7758 for more information on Boca Raton dental crowns or to schedule a consultation today.