How Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth
By Frost Family Dental
February 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

A damaged tooth shouldn’t go ignored. Find out how dental crowns could crowns

2012 study by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) discovered that as many as one-third of American adults are displeased with their smiles as they are. With a smile being one of the major features we notice right away about someone, it’s no doubt that a beautiful smile is a necessity for both your health and your personal and professional life. If you are dealing with damaged teeth, our Metairie, LA, dentist, Dr. Lawrence Frost, III, is here to tell you how dental crowns could help.

Naturally, a dental crown looks just like the crown of a tooth. This hollow restoration is designed to fit over a tooth to protect it from further damage. It will fully cover the tooth and become the new outer layer. Here are the situations that may warrant getting a dental crown in Metairie:

  • To restore a tooth that is cracked, fractured or broken
  • To restore a weakened or worn tooth
  • To cover a tooth and protect it from further damage or deterioration
  • To improve the appearance of a misshapen, malformed or discolored tooth
  • To support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth
  • To support a tooth that has such extensive decay that a dental filling won’t be enough
  • To cover a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth

As you can see, there are so many people that could benefit from all that crowns have to offer, and getting a crown is actually pretty simple. In fact, the first step is to make sure that you are right for this restoration. We will thoroughly examine your smile and the problem tooth (or teeth).

Once we determine that you are right for a crown, we will need to prepare the tooth for your new restoration. Under the numbing effects of local anesthesia, we will file down a portion of the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. From there we will take impressions of your tooth. These impressions will then be sent to a lab where they will craft your very own restoration.

We will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it while we wait for your permanent restoration to be made. Once the crown is complete, you will come back in so that we can remove the temporary one and cement the permanent crown in place.

If you think your smile could benefit from dental crowns, isn’t it time to find out what crowns could do for you? Turn to Frost Family Dental in Metairie, LA, for all of your cosmetic and restorative needs.