Crown and Caps
Tooth crowns are generally used by Mishawaka Dental to strengthen and protect the structure of a tooth that cannot be restored by using fillings or other treatments. Sometimes a crown is called a “cap” because it covers the entire tooth surface. To strengthen very damaged teeth, crowns wrap all around a tooth and restore it to its original shape and size. Mishawaka Dental uses crowns made from a material designed to resemble your natural teeth, but that is also very durable and can last many years..
Reasons for crowns include –
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Misshapen, misaligned, or discolored teeth.
- Large or fractured fillings.
- Root canal.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
What does getting a crown involve?
At Mishawaka Dental, we take special care to make sure any dental treatment you receive looks and feels natural. We will begin by taking several highly accurate impressions that will be used to create your custom crown. While the permanent crown is being created, a temporary crown will be placed to cover and protect the tooth. During the appointment, one of our dental technicians will numb the tooth, then prepare it by shaping the surface to properly fit the crown, and by removing any decay. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed using temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting accurately.
Mishawaka Dental assures you that the material used to make your crowns is the most natural, beautiful dental material available. After mold is taken of your properly recontoured teeth, crowns are created by a highly skilled technician. Once the permanent crown is ready your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure that the spacing and bite are accurate.
Our doctors at Mishawaka Dental use a gentle technique and highly developed expertise to deliver exceptional results.