Dental crowns are restorations that can complete your dental implants and improve the appearance of damaged teeth. At Conshohocken Dental Care in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Neemi-Lama Sherpa, DMD, and the skilled team offer crowns to help persevere your oral health and tooth function. To learn more about crowns, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are caps that cover weakened or damaged teeth. These tooth-shaped caps can be used to complete the dental implant process, or they can protect teeth from injury or decay. Crowns can also be used to cover misshapen or discolored teeth.
Once placed, your crown functions like a natural tooth. At Conshohocken Dental Care, the team offers different materials for crowns, based on your personal preferences. They provide porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, as well as gold crowns. Porcelain can be matched to the unique color and shade of your other teeth to blend into your existing smile.
Crowns are reliable restorations that can improve the appearance and health of your smile. The dentists at Conshohocken Dental Care may recommend a crown for:
A crown may also be used to correct smile imperfections. With proper care and good oral hygiene, crowns often last a lifetime*.
The entire process takes about 2-4 separate visits to the Conshohocken Dental Care office. During your first visit, your dentist will remove a small portion of your enamel to ensure proper placement of crowns. To make sure you’re comfortable through the procedure, you’ll receive numbing medication.
Once your teeth are reshaped, your dentist will then take a mold of your teeth and gums. They send the mold to a dental lab, where they’ll use it to create your custom crowns. A temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth in the meantime while you wait for your permanent restorations to arrive. This usually takes about 2-3 weeks.
Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to place the permanent crowns. After checking the fit and appearance, they’ll cement the restorations into place.
While crowns may last 10-15 years, it does require good oral hygiene to maintain. You should care for your new crowns just like you would for your other teeth.
If you need dental crowns, call Conshohocken Dental Care or book an appointment online today.