Do you have a tooth that is misshapen, broken or decayed? In cases like these, a dental crown may be the solution that both protects and restores that tooth.
A dental crown is a cap that goes over your teeth to restore the chewing surface. Not only that, it can be carefully shaped so it looks like your tooth originally did or as it should be. It can also be useful for protecting against tooth decay, which can be an issue if the tooth already underwent some decay or got broken.
The dentist generally begins the process by making adjustments to the tooth. It may have to be filed down a bit, but this can help the crown to rest on the tooth without interfering with your natural bite.
Next comes an impression of your teeth. The dentist places a special material on your teeth that can help us get an outline of their shape. These impressions can help the crown be made so it has the right shape and matches up with your other teeth when you bite down.
After the crown is completed, the dentist makes sure it will fit correctly. If the crown seems to be fitting just nicely, then the dentist will cement it in place, and you can have a nice, strong tooth to show your friends and family.
Please do not hesitate to visit our office in Cambridge, Ohio, if you would like to try a dental crown or another treatment in order to restore your teeth. Dr. Charles O. Du Bois can help you understand your options and what can be most helpful for you. If you would like to call us, you can easily reach us at (740) 439-2962.