Dr. Felahy creates beautiful smiles using dental crowns at our dental office.
Dental crowns are one of the most widely-used and versatile tooth restorations. They are made from a ceramic material that is highly durable and perfectly mimics the appearance of the natural enamel. This makes them highly sought-after in tooth restorations that involve damaged, worn out, or fragile teeth.
What are dental crowns used for?
Crowns are used for a variety of dental restorations. They are used to restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth. Here are some of their applications:
Worn out teeth: Excessive clenching of the jaws and grinding the teeth can lead to worn out biting surfaces. This makes them look out of shape and can induce hypersensitivity. Such teeth can be restored using dental crowns.
Chipped teeth: Biting into a hard food substance can apply unequal forces on a particular edge of a tooth. This can result in tooth chipping, which makes the affected tooth look out of shape. Placing a crown on such teeth can help to restore their shape.
Cracked teeth: External trauma to the mouth could crack or fracture the teeth despite the enamel being the hardest substance in the human body. The microbes in the mouth could access the root canal cavity through the crack and infect the pulp within. In order to avoid such complications, a dental crown can be used to restore cracked teeth.
Excessively spaced teeth: Teeth that are placed too far apart from each other would ruin the appearance of a person's smile. It is a type of malocclusion called spacing. By placing crowns on such teeth, the excessive gap between adjacent teeth can be gotten rid of.
How is a crown fabricated?
During the initial visit to our office, Dr. Felahy will conduct a thorough screening process to check for the tooth's condition. Based on the observations, the candidacy for the crown would be determined. We will remove a thin layer of material from around the tooth and take a highly precise mold to serve as a reference for fabricating the crown. It will be sent to a dental laboratory, and the crown will be fabricated within a few days. Until then, we will place a temporary crown.
Once the crown is fabricated and obtained from the laboratory, you may need to visit the dental office. We will then remove the temporary crown, clean the teeth, and place the crown on the tooth. The fit of the crown would be checked to ensure it isn't ill-fitting. If any changes are required, they would be made. Then we will firmly bond it to the prepared tooth using dental adhesives. A curing light would be used to harden it.
At Sunset Oak Dental, Dr. Felahy will take the necessary time to discuss your options with regard to Dental Crowns and prepare a customized plan to meet your needs. We are serving Rocklin, Roseville, and Lincoln areas in California with the latest dental technologies and equipment. Call our office at (916) 435-5111 to request your dental consultation today!