At Scott W. Grant, DMD, probably our most common dental care service for adults outside basic checkups is the dental crown. A crown describes a custom cap which covers an entire tooth, all the way from the gum line to the chewing surface. It’s inserted by a dentist, most commonly to cover up problems or pain issues with the existing tooth.
What are crowns used for, and how might they benefit you? Let’s take a look.
One of the primary uses for crowns is preventing possible future issues in an affected area of the mouth. Teeth can wear down over time, or become cracked and broken due to everything from basic wear to an actual mouth trauma. Some teeth and gums develop major sensitivity to temperature, and some people lose teeth for a variety of reasons.
Crowns prevent these kinds of issues, and any others that might crop up. They’re strong and built to last, meaning you won’t get a brief respite before dealing with the same issues again in a couple years.
The other main use for a crown is to correct current issues, and these two uses for crowns often go hand in hand. Crowns can help repair structural damage to teeth or many forms of decay, which have often affected the patient badly enough to require assistance. There are other forms of treatment for some of these issues, but crowns are the most common and effective in most cases.
Some people come to us for crowns to cover certain unsightly teeth, and this is completely normal. Stains or discolorations on the teeth are eliminated by a crown covering, as are issues like bent or cracked teeth which aren’t responding to other forms of treatment.
Best of all, the procedure for receiving a crown from a dentist is quick and simple. Here at Scott W. Grant, DMD we offer CEREC technology, which allows us to scan your mouth, mill a custom crown while you wait, and have it seated the same day! For most patients this process takes 1.5-2 hours. Most people get a very light form of anesthesia for the crown insertion, though this varies from case to case. Best of all, you get to test out our massage chair while you wait for the crown to be made – it’s all a part of us trying to create the best possible experience for our patients!
When the crown has been properly inserted, that’s it – no other hoops to jump through or eating restrictions, you’re set to go. Some people experience brief discomfort with a new crown, but this will go away within a few days or weeks.
To learn more about same day CEREC crowns or any other part of our premier dental care services, contact the friendly customer service specialists at Scott W. Grant, DMD today.
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