From time to time, you may suffer damage to your teeth. There could be chips, cracks, or even large breaks. We have a few treatment options to help to address this issue, and one option is a dental crown.
At Eastpoint Dental, we use the latest dental equipment to fashion dental crowns from different types of materials. We can help you customize your smile, so count on our team to assist you.
How Is a Dental Crown Placed?
There are several steps we will follow to place a dental crown. First, we will take a digital radiograph to examine the structures of your roots. We want to make sure a dental crown is sufficient for protecting your tooth.
Then, when it is time to place a dental crown, we will numb the area. We will use dental tools to shape the tooth and ensure the crown will fit properly. If a large portion of your tooth is missing, we may use special materials to build it back up. The tooth has to be strong enough to support a dental crown.
To fashion the dental crown, we will take an impression. We will either perform a traditional impression or a digital impression. Then, we will take the information and send it to our lab, allowing us to customize the right crown for your needs.
We will place a temporary crown on top of your tooth during this time to protect it. Then, when the permanent crown is ready, we will schedule another appointment so we can place the final version on your tooth.
How Do I Take Care of a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are incredibly durable, so they should be able to stand up to plenty of wear and tear. At the same time, you need to avoid breaking it. If you bite down on a hard object, such as an ice cube or popcorn, you risk breaking the crown. If you eat these foods, try to chew them away from the crown.
In addition, if you know you grind your teeth at night, you need to talk to us about getting a nightguard made. If you grind down on the dental crown, you could crack it. We also want to protect your other teeth from harm.
Care for your dental crown the same way you care for your other teeth. You need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day. Furthermore, you need to visit us every six months for regular dental cleaning. This will allow us to inspect your crown to ensure it performs well.
Dental Crowns With Eastpoint Dental in Blacklick, OH
At Eastpoint Dental, we have several treatment options at our disposal, and we would be happy to work with you to fashion dental crowns. We can help you protect your teeth from future damage. If you would like to learn more about our available treatment options, contact us today to make an appointment by calling (614) 755-2275.