At Kings Dental Group, we provide dental crowns for patients throughout the Lemoore area. These procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged, or has fallen out. We can complete these procedures in a way that looks natural while resolving oral health issues. This way, a patient can regain the functionality of their tooth without giving the appearance of any dental work. If you live in Lemoore, CA call (559) 924-2206 to schedule your appointment so that you can learn more about dental crowns.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. We typically use a crown to restore a damaged tooth, but they can also use it to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can consist of three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic. The location of the crown in the teeth will determine the best material to use. For example, front teeth need to have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients may often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
When getting dental crowns installed, it is advisable that you work with a cosmetic dentist who knows how to complete the procedure in a way that looks natural. At Kings Dental Group, we can do so while also working to keep our patients as comfortable as possible by using sedation dentistry. The process for both procedures is fairly similar. Before getting started, an impression is taken of the teeth so that the new crown can be created in a dental lab.
When placing a dental crown around a tooth, Dr. Panchal starts by preparing the tooth. We will need to remove a portion of the enamel so that there is room for the new crown to surround the tooth without pushing other teeth out of place. Once complete, we will clean the tooth and secure a temporary crown to it using removable glue. Patients typically wear a temporary crown for around two weeks while waiting for a permanent one to be created in the lab. During this time, it is important to be careful with what you eat and how you brush your teeth since the temporary is designed to come off.
When the dental restoratives are complete, patients return to our Lemoore dentist's office, so that we can remove the temporaries and bond the permanent ones to the tooth. For a dental crown, we will secure the cap around the tooth and complete it through dental bonding.