Dental Crowns (Ceramic and Porcelain)
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a type of restoration that covers and protects a damaged or compromised tooth. We offer ceramic and porcelain crowns at Brookhaven Dental Group. Crowns are made so that they blend in well with the rest of your smile. You may need a crown if your tooth has broken or cracked, or if you have a large filling that’s compromising the integrity of the tooth.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
Crowns can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. They can be placed over virtually any and every tooth in the mouth. Some of the reasons you’ll need a crown include:
- A tooth has broken or cracked
- A tooth has a large filling in it
- You’ve recently had a root canal
- You have severe sensitivity issues
- You have an older crown that needs replacement
Who is a good candidate for Dental Crowns?
With the help of an examination, we can help to determine if you might need a dental crown. Because crowns are custom made for each patient, they look completely natural and realistic. Dr. Charlene Brown will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is necessary. If it’s found that you do need a crown, it is best to have the work done right away to prevent further damage to the tooth. If you have an older crown that needs to be replaced, we can do this easily in our office at your own convenience. Crowns can be placed over virtually any tooth within the mouth in need of restoration.
What happens during the Dental Crown procedure?
The first step is to numb the area of the mouth that needs the crown. Dr. Charlene Brown will administer a local anesthetic to make the appointment more comfortable for you. The tooth is then filed down appropriately so that there is enough room for the restoration. We take impressions and use these to make the new crown. You will come in for a second appointment so that the final crown can be placed. You can expect the restoration to last for many years while providing you with a full and healthy-looking smile.
If you think you might need a dental crown, and want to come in for the procedure, call our office today and we can help schedule you with an appointment.