There are many options for the individual who is interested in bringing back a smile that they enjoy seeing in the mirror. One of the procedures that can help in this situation is the dental crown, which is an option that covers your natural tooth and can help restore the shape and size of it. Dental crowns can also make the tooth more durable and strong while giving it a better appearance.
If Dr. Brian Kynaston, Dr. Matthew Perry, or Dr. Seth Prochaska suggest a dental crown, there may be many different reasons for it. Crowns can restore a tooth that is broken, attach bridges, protect weakened teeth, or cover up natural teeth that are stained or abnormally shaped. No matter the reason for the dentist suggesting a crown, the reason for it is to help you acquire a smile you will love.
What Are Crowns Used For?
There are many reasons that a crown might be suggested by the restorative dentists at McPherson Dental care. Here is a list of the most common:
- Covering up a tooth after a root canal procedure
- Covering a stained or poorly shaped tooth
- Covering a tooth implant
- Attaching a dental bridge
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Preventing a weak tooth from breaking
- Replacing a large filling when little natural tooth is left
What Material is a Dental Crown Made From?
There are various materials that a crown can be made from, but in most cases, the choice will be porcelain. When the crown is being manufactured, whatever material that is chosen will be colored in a way where it will look the same color as your surrounding natural teeth.
Dr. Kynaston, Dr. Perry, and Dr. Prochaska will make sure that the crown fits your mouth in a comfortable way. It will also be designed to look natural alongside your other teeth. Determining the right crown for you will take into account the color of your tooth, where the tooth is located, and if the tooth shows while you’re smiling.
How are Dental Crowns Applied?
Your dentist at McPherson Dental Care will start by preparing the tooth that will have a crown. This begins by removal of a small layer of enamel so that the crown fits well. If there is any decay in the tooth, that will also be removed. After this has been done, your dentist will make a mold of your teeth. This will be used for making the model of the crown that will be placed later.
You will be fitted with a temporary crown until you come back in to have the permanent one attached. The permanent crown will be placed after the crown has been manufactured and received at McPherson Dental Care. One of the dentists will adjust and place the crown. You’ll then have a chance to see what it looks like and give your own input.
Set an Appointment with a McPherson Dentist
If you believe that you need a dental procedure done, you can speak to one of the dentists at McPherson Dental Care. You can reach the office by calling 620-241-5000 or contact a member of the staff from the website.