At Mint Dental Care, we want you to have a happy, healthy smile. With that being said, if you have a damaged tooth that’s bothering you, we offer dental crowns to fix the issue! We recommend crowns on a case-by-case basis for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Questions? We’d be happy to discuss the types of dental crowns we offer and recommend a course of action!
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are just what their name suggests. They are dental caps that cover the top, side, or entirety of your tooth. You may be wondering what dental crowns are made of, and there are a few materials that are commonly used: porcelain, ceramic, and stainless steel. The stainless steel caps are known for their durability whereas the ceramic and porcelain caps are meant to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dental caps can be placed on just about any tooth. You can get dental caps for front teeth, molars, and even canines.
Reasons for Getting a Dental Crown
There are many reasons, both cosmetic and restorative, that patients decide to get a dental crown. We may recommend a crown if one of the following applies to you:
- You have a cracked or broken tooth
- You want to strengthen your tooth after root canal therapy
- You need to secure a dental bridge
- You have a worn down tooth
- You want to cover a discolored tooth
- You need a filling replaced
- You have a weak tooth
- You have a dental implant that needs to be covered
About the Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure occurs in two phases. First, we take an impression of your tooth and prepare your tooth for the crown. While we wait to get your permanent crown back from the lab, we place a temporary cap on your tooth to protect it in the meantime. When we receive your custom-made crown, you will come in for your second visit so we can remove your temporary and bond on your new one. After the permanent crown is placed, we make sure it fits properly and doesn’t negatively affect your bite. In just two simple stages, you can have a new dental crown and be able to immediately enjoy the benefits!