Dental Crowns

A dental crown looks virtually identical to a natural tooth, but is, in fact, a type of restoration that encases the entire visible portion of a tooth.

Typically crowns are used to preserve the structural integrity of a tooth that has been damaged or weakened, whether by decay or trauma.

Crowns can also be used after a root canal if it’s been decided that the tooth will be too weak to go without one.

In the case of a single dental implant, a crown is typically placed on top, with the implant acting as the root of the new tooth.

Getting a Crown from Dr. Williams

Depending on the situation, your new crown can take one or two visits to complete. Your tooth will first need to be prepared for the crown, after which Dr. Williams will make an impression of the area which will be used to design the crown to be a perfect match for your tooth.

Your final crown will be created in a dental lab, using the impression. In the meantime, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once your crown is ready, you’ll be asked to return to Plainfield Family Dental in order to have it bonded in place.

Crowns don’t require any special treatment; you should maintain them in the same way as you should all of your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss, making sure to remove any plaque from where the crown meets your gumline in order to prevent gum disease.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

For questions about crowns or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call. We are looking forward to caring for you and your family!

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