Whether you need to fill a small gap, cover an outer dental imperfection, or replace lost enamel after a root canal, dental crowns are a common solution recommended by dentists all over the world. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and what they can do for you and your smile, and if you are interested in treatment, contact Dr. Bruce Adams at his dentist office in Laramie, WY.
Crowns: How They’re Created and Fitted
The shape of a custom dental crown is created based on a dental mold of your tooth. The mold is sent to a lab where it is etched and formed by a skilled lab technician. The process takes a few weeks, and when the crown is ready, you’ll revisit the dentist’s office to have it bonded. A very strong dental bonding material is applied to the tooth and crown before it is attached. A curing light is then applied and finishing touches are made to the tooth restoration so that it closely resembles your other teeth.
What Dental Crowns Can Do for You
Dental crowns can make your teeth feel and look like new. Sometimes the problem is just one or two damaged teeth that make your smile feel weak, or there’s a small but noticeable gap between the teeth. Dental crowns address both of these issues by adding strength and closing up unsightly gaps. Additionally, because the porcelain material is designed to last, crowns guard the teeth against being affected by future dental decay. Still, it’s important to brush and floss around a crown just like your other teeth to keep it healthy.
A Total Smile Improvement
Think about how wonderful it will feel to have all of your teeth well aligned, protected, bright, polished, and in good condition! That’s what dental crowns can do for you. In addition to single crown installations, you may also be a candidate for a whole dental implant (i.e. a crown-supported bridge) if you’re looking for a solution to multiple missing teeth. Your dentist might also suggest additional cosmetic or restorative treatments to give you a full smile makeover.
Ask About Dental Crowns
A crown placed by your dentist could be the ideal way to give your smile the strength and support it needs. Call (307) 721-2900 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bruce Adams' Laramie, WY, office!