Dealing with tooth-related issues can be painful, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing. At 101st Adult Dentistry, we know that many of our patients are looking for a permanent answer to their dental problems. Our dental professionals offer a wide variety of procedures that have both a therapeutic and cosmetic effect, and for patients who need major work done on a single tooth, getting a crown installed in our office can be a fast and easy solution.
Crowns are highly versatile and can be used to fix many dental problems, including:
- Large cavities that can’t easily be filled
- Unsightly dental implant that needs to be covered
- Cracked, weakened, stained, or worn tooth
- Misshapen tooth
Giving our patients beautiful smiles is our top priority, and that’s why we use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies when we install crowns. The modern crowns we use are built to exact specifications of your teeth via an impression. Then, the crown is manufactured with high-quality metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or a combination of these materials.
The result is a dental device that looks and feels just like your real tooth, but with added protective capabilities. Because every patient differs, no two crowns will be alike, as our dental professionals will consider individual factors like the size of your teeth, your gum line, the color and shade of your surrounding teeth, and the tooth’s function that the crown will cover based on its location in your mouth.
We Know You’re Busy—That’s Why Our Procedures Are Fast
You don’t have time for an invasive treatment that involves healing and major downtime. Thankfully, getting a crown installed is a fast procedure. After the impression is made of your teeth, you’ll receive a temporary crown for around two weeks that’s designed to continue preparing your tooth for the permanent crown.
Once the permanent crown is ready, it will be placed over your tooth, adjusted until it’s a perfect fit, and then cemented into place. After placement, your crown will last anywhere from 15 to 30 years with no upkeep required other than good dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams and checkups.
It’s also important to pay attention to your eating habits and take care of your crown just as you would any other tooth. That means avoiding hard foods or chewing on ice, as they can cause damage to the crown. Over time, that damage can accumulate and necessitate intervention from your dentist.
Need a Tooth Covered? Call 101st Adult Dentistry, Clarksville’s Choice for Crowns