A severely damaged tooth can leave you unable to chew and speak properly, but a dental crown will let it continue to function normally. At Saginaw Dental, the crowns that Dr. Renkuntla provide are made out of durable materials that can be shaded to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible; there’ll be no need for metal materials that draw unwanted attention whenever you smile. If you need quality tooth repair in the near future, call our office today!
Crowns are often used to repair major cracks and fractures, but they’re also recommended for severe decay. Candidates for dental crowns have at least one tooth that is too badly damaged for a filling. Said tooth still needs to have enough natural structure remaining to support the crown; if too much of the tooth has been broken off, we may need to consider an extraction instead.
We may also give you a crown in the following situations:
After we’ve examined the tooth, we’ll trim it down slightly so that there’s enough room for the crown to be placed. We can then create an impression of your mouth and give you a temporary crown to keep your tooth safe. The impression is sent to a dental lab where experts will create a unique, beautiful restoration over the course of several weeks. Once it’s ready, you’ll simply return to our office so that we can permanently cement it in place.
Your crown will eventually need to be replaced, but you can hold on to it for many years with proper maintenance. Avoid biting down on peppermints, fingernails, and other hard objects that could wear down or break the restoration. Also, don’t forget to brush, floss, and rinse twice daily; crowns can’t develop cavities, but the teeth they rest on are still vulnerable to decay. During your regular checkups, Dr. Renkuntla can check your crown for damage and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.