Missing, cracked, or decaying teeth can affect your life in many ways. Not only is your appearance altered, but you may also experience difficulties eating certain foods or speaking normally. Green Bay dentist Dr. Chad can help improve your smile and your quality of life with dental crowns.
How Dental Crowns Are Used
Dental crowns are custom-made “caps” that cover your natural tooth to stabilize and protect it. Crowns are also used as the top part of dental implants and can be replaced if damaged or chipped through wear and tear. They are commonly used to cover your natural tooth to protect and strengthen it.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are many uses for dental crowns, some of the more common being:
- Covering dental implants, a popular tooth replacement procedure
- Supporting and preserving teeth with large fillings
- Repairing cracked, chipped, or stained teeth
- Resizing the shape of existing teeth
- Strengthening teeth after a root canal procedure
- Enhancing the appearance of existing teeth
Dental crowns are custom-fabricated to your unique needs. Dr. Chad is highly skilled in blending the shade of the dental crown to match your existing smile and restore your tooth function.
What You Can Expect from the Dental Crown Procedure
You can improve your smile in two easy appointments. In your first evaluation with Dr. Chad, the tooth is prepped to receive the crown. We will make a mold of your tooth structure that we send to the dental lab for the creation of your new permanent dental crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be made to fit over the prepared tooth.
After the dental crown has been fabricated, you will come in for your second appointment and get the dental crown adjusted to your tooth. Your dentist will make sure the fit is perfect and that you can bite down easily before bonding it to your tooth.
Care and maintenance are easy: Simply care for your dental crown the same as your natural teeth. Along with proper brushing and flossing at home, you will need to schedule semi-annual dental visits for cleaning and check-ups. You can expect to enjoy your dental crown for 10 years or longer.
Contact Our Green Bay, WI Dental Office Today
At FoxView Dental, our goal is to give you the smile you desire. Get in touch with our Green Bay dental office today to schedule an exam to see if you are a good candidate for dental crowns.