Crowns are tooth-like caps that cover and protect your teeth after treatment for damage or decay, or after getting a root canal. If you’re in need of a dental crowns or would like a second opinion about your dental care, the dental experts at HG Doctors provide comprehensive care in Florida. You can request your crown evaluation directly through the website or you can call the clinic directly to speak with a team member.
Crowns Q & A
Why do I need a dental crown?
A crown is designed to look and feel just like your natural tooth. It simply slips over your natural tooth and enhances support and structure. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have:
- Deep decay
- Cracks or breaks
- A root canal treatment
- An overly sensitive tooth
- Fillings that can’t be replaced
Sometimes crowns are part of smile makeover packages. For instance, if you have teeth that are severely misshapen or discolored, your dentist can improve your smile with crowns.
What is the process of getting a crown?
HG Doctors wants you to feel comfortable throughout every phase of your crown treatment. After your initial evaluation, your dentist generally schedules you for two more appointments.
During your crown preparation visit, your dentist treats your tooth. If you need decay removed or have to undergo a root canal, your dentist performs these services first. Once your tooth is treated, your dentist reshapes your tooth and gets it ready to serve as an anchor for your dental crown.
The team gets you fitted for a temporary crown on the spot. They also take impressions of your tooth and bite to send to the dental lab for permanent crown fabrication.
Within a couple of weeks, your beautiful new crown arrives in the office. You just need to come in for a short appointment to have it adjusted and bonded into place.
Are dental crowns permanent?
Yes and no. The process of getting a crown is permanent, since your tooth needs to be reshaped. But the crown itself isn’t permanent.
With good oral hygiene, your crown can last for years or even decades. But if any decay forms underneath your tooth, your crown may fall off or break. In these cases, you need to have your crown replaced.
The dental team at HG Doctors helps you learn good oral hygiene techniques and encourages you to come in for twice-a-year cleanings, so your dental crown can last as long as possible.
If you’re in need of a dental crown, contact HG Doctors for an evaluation today. You can conveniently request either online or over the phone.