As strong as they seem, our teeth are constantly under duress. Chewing, crunching, and acidic foods all wear away at the enamel and underlying dentin, making teeth more susceptible to decay and other damage over time. If you feel your smile isn't what it once was, Cataloochee Dental Group can help you with dental crowns in Clyde, NC!
Dental crowns are small prosthetic devices that are made to look and work just like real teeth. They look like hollow caps that can fit over a compromised tooth or as the visible part of a dental implant.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
The process of installing a crown takes two to three visits to the dentist. On the first visit, the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort.
Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab to create a new crown that fits perfectly between the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
If you want to protect your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile, come to Cataloochee Dental Group for dental crowns! Call us today to get started!