Did we recommend a dental crown for you or a loved one during your last visit, but you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? We know that procedures you may be unfamiliar with can leave you feeling a little nervous or anxious. We want to do all we can to make you feel more comfortable. A dental crown is one of the most common dental treatments we perform daily. It can be used in conjunction with other procedures and leaves patients feeling happy with their results. Since this treatment is so popular, we feel it is important for patients to know about it, even if they don’t need it at this time. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and why we may recommend this treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
Aside from a filling, a dental crown is one of the most common dental treatments that we perform daily. It is often used to restore a damaged tooth that has a healthy tooth root. A dental crown is a cap that covers and restores the function of a damaged tooth structure. Dental crowns are also commonly used to finish certain treatments, such as dental implants and root canals. Dental crowns are tooth-colored and blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, giving them a natural finish. We may recommend a dental crown to:
- Cover a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored
- Replace a tooth with a large filling
- Add strength to a tooth with little structure remaining
- Fix a cracked tooth
- Complete a dental implant or root canal
It is important to note that a dental crown treatment requires more than one visit to our office. During the first appointment, we remove any decay and place a temporary crown. The second visit is to properly fit and place the permanent crown.
If we recommended a dental crown during a prior visit, we encourage you to call our office located in North Huntingdon, PA to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help get your oral health back on track.