Dental crowns are restorations made from porcelain. They “cap” a tooth that’s damaged or misshapen. This treatment will restore the look and function of your teeth.
Crowns restore the functionality of teeth that are weak, damaged, or unsightly. You might need a crown for one of the following reasons:
Plan for your crown to take at least two visits. For the crown, your first visit involves preparing your tooth to receive the restoration. Your dentist shaves a tiny amount of your natural enamel down, so the crown fits well. They take impressions of your tooth and send them to a specialized dental lab where your crown is crafted. You will receive a temporary crown until your permanent version comes in.
At the second crown appointment, your dentist removes the temporary crown and cements your permanent one into place. The final crown matches your tooth coloration and bite exactly. If you need any refinements to your bite, your dentist makes these before you leave to enjoy your new tooth.
They make any refinements to the fit and look of your crown, and then you’re ready to use your new smile.
If you’re in need of dental restorations like crowns contact University Place Smiles in the Tacoma area. Call the office or use our website to set up your appointment online.