Chino Valley, CA
There are many solutions for damaged or decayed teeth. You may get dental fillings to repair decayed or cavitated teeth. Dentists use dental crowns if fillings, onlays, or inlays do not seem to work to protect the teeth. Our dental team at Granite View Dental will first conduct an evaluation before deciding on crown installation. If we find that crowns are an option for you, we will book you for the placement procedure.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps fitted over damaged or decayed teeth to provide protection, enhance appearance, and improve the functionality of the teeth. They are placed after cleaning a decayed tooth. These restorative and preventive dentistry procedures are crucial for promoting the health, function, and look of your bite.
Dental Crown Installation Procedure
Our dentist begins the process by sedating you. Administering a numbing agent helps make you comfortable when the dentist is conducting the crown placement procedure. Our dentist files away part of the enamel so that there is adequate space for the crown to fit properly without shifting the other teeth. Before fitting the crowns, you may need a root canal, particularly if there is damage, infection, or inflammation in the pulp. Removing decayed and infected or damaged pulp and filling the tooth ensures that the tooth remains healthy after receiving crowns.
We place temporary crowns so that you do not leave the office without protective crowns. The temporary crowns will serve you during the time we are fabricating the final, permanent crowns. You will wear the temporary crowns for two weeks, the duration it takes to make your final crowns.
You will come back in for the second appointment to get the final crowns secured. We remove the temporary crowns and cement the final crowns.
How Long Will Your Dental Crowns Last?
On average, dental crowns can last for five to 15 years. But the lifespan may depend on how well you observe your oral hygiene, the amount of wear and tear exposed to the crown, and your mouth-related habits such as chewing ice, grinding, clenching, and using the teeth to open packaging containers.
How to Care for Crowned Teeth
No special care may be needed for crowned teeth; however, you need to protect the tooth beneath the crown from gum disease and decay just as you do to the rest of the teeth. Ensure proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing normally. Pay attention to the areas of the crown where the tooth meets the gum tissue. Also, do not bite on hard surfaces like popcorn hulls and ice so that the crowns do not crack or get damaged.
Lastly, keep up with the scheduled twice-a-year visits to our office for cleanings and exams. Our dentist will need to check how the crowns are functioning and if there may be anything threatening their form or the health of the underlying teeth and the other teeth and gums.
Schedule Your Appointment Now!
To get dental crowns installed on your teeth, visit us at Granite View Dental to discuss the procedure. Dial (928) 589-1776 to set up an appointment to see if dental crowns are suitable for you.