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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get in our office. If you don’t see your question listed, just give us a call or use our contact form to get in touch, and we will get back to you with an answer.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns at Nederland Family Dental
Like other restorations, dental crowns are designed to restore the health of your teeth. However, dental crowns offer an additional function – they protect your tooth from breaking.
Dental crowns fit over your natural tooth, like a protective cover. They cover your tooth completely from your gumline to your chewing surface. We design them to work well with your bite and fit your opposing teeth so that chewing is comfortable.
We recommend dental crowns when the structure of your tooth is compromised. You may have deep decay, a cracked tooth, a split tooth, or a tooth that had a root canal. Some root canal teeth require dental crowns because teeth become brittle after root canal procedures.
Getting a Dental Crown
At Nederland Family Dental, we create custom dental crowns for our patients. We start by removing all decay or damaged tooth structure and creating a core buildup, if necessary. A core buildup adds to your natural tooth structure giving your crown a stable foundation.
Next, we create a temporary crown to hold you over until we receive your permanent crown from our dental lab. Each crown is designed to fit with your other teeth and comes in porcelain, which we can shade to look like your other teeth, or a variety of metals. Call our office to get your consultation.
Protect Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns
When we make a recommendation for a certain type of treatment or procedure, it is because we believe that it will be the best way to protect your teeth. Each person is different and each situation requires careful diagnosis and treatment planning.
When we recommend a dental crown, it is because we want to protect – and even save your tooth. A dental crown completely covers your natural tooth and absorbs some of the force from chewing – something a filling and other types of restorations cannot do.
What a Dental Crown Can Help With
If you have a cracked tooth, a fractured tooth, a tooth with deep decay, or you had a root canal, you may need a dental crown to save your tooth. Anytime the structure of your natural tooth is compromised, chewing, grinding your teeth, or biting into something puts at risk. When we cover your tooth with a dental crown, it holds your tooth structure together and protects it.
When we recommend treatment, we will give you the options we think will get the job done and keep you in the best oral condition. We want you to feel comfortable with the treatment you receive in our office so we encourage you to talk to us about any concerns or questions you may have.