Dental Crowns (Ceramic)

Dental Crowns (Ceramic)

Slight adjustments are made to the crown and you’ll be ready to enjoy a new, full restoration.

What are Ceramic Dental Crowns?

A ceramic dental crown is a restoration that helps to cover a compromised tooth. Teeth that have cracked, broken or fractured are great candidates to be crowned. The crown is made to mimic the feel and look of a real tooth, so it looks completely natural. Crowns not only help to improve the look of your smile, but they help with overall oral functioning as well.

Why are Ceramic Dental Crowns needed?

You may need a dental crown if one of your teeth has cracked, broken or fractured completely. A tooth that has recently had a root canal may need to be crowned since it is more susceptible to breaking. Teeth that have large fillings in them may benefit from being crowned over time or as the filling begins to compromise the health of the tooth. Crowns are incredibly easy to place and can last for decades with proper care.

Dr. Mammen and her staff are wonderful. They are very warm and do care very much to make sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be.

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Who’s a good candidate for Ceramic Dental Crowns?

The vast majority of patients who need a ceramic dental crown can have the procedure done easily in our office. We will examine the tooth to determine if it would benefit from a crown. The crown procedure can be done with simple local anesthetic, so there are no incisions or sedation required. Even teenagers can benefit from having compromised teeth crowned.

What happens during the procedure for Ceramic Dental Crowns?

Local anesthetic is administered to make the procedure comfortable for you. We then smooth down and file the tooth so that it makes room for the new crown. An impression is taken of the area so that we can craft both a temporary and permanent crown. You will go home with the temporary crown and come back for the permanent one to be placed. The second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and placing the permanent crown. Slight adjustments are made to the crown and you’ll be ready to enjoy a new, full restoration.

If you think you may need a ceramic dental crown, call us today and we will help to schedule an appointment for you.