QUALITY DENTAL CROWNS IN FAIRMONT, WV
DR. MUSIC IS THE PROFESSIONAL CHOICE FOR YOUR CROWN REPLACEMENT/INSTALLATION
Teeth that are damaged are often treatable by crowns, also known as “caps.” Crowns are appliances that sit on top of a damaged tooth. Permanent crowns are cemented into place and last for up to a decade with proper care and maintenance. Crowns are an excellent choice in preventing the progression of common tooth issues like cracking, decay, or chipping.
Cracks, chips, and other damages can eventually progress to the point of severe damage or infection. Deciding to crown a tooth early may be an investment in both your health and bank account. Crowns are often the economical solution when compared with more drastic steps such as tooth extraction. They also tend to cause less discomfort.
Crowns are also commonly used to repair a tooth after endodontic (root canal) therapy. Dr. Music will help you determine whether or not dental crowns are the proper choice for your unique situation.
DENTAL CROWNS AND YOU – PROCEDURE AND CARE
If your damaged tooth still has good roots, crowns are often the most desirable solution for moderate decay, cracking, etc. A crown is installed on top of your tooth. As such, the existing tooth must usually be reduced in size via drill or filing. The damaged or decayed part of the tooth is removed, and then the dentist will make an impression of your tooth for the creation of a custom crown.
This impression is sent to a lab for creation of your crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown may be installed on your tooth to prevent pain, tooth fracture, etc. When your permanent crown is finished, the doctor will cement it in place. A high-quality crown that is properly installed can last up to ten years and looks like a normal tooth. They are typically made of porcelain.
Dr. Music will discuss the care and maintenance of your crown with you. Proper care helps to prevent discoloration of the replacement and can dramatically extend the life of your procedure.
If you have one more damaged or decaying teeth, call today to discuss whether a crown is an appropriate option for you. If you have an existing crown that is giving you trouble like pain or sensitivity, Dr. Music can let you know if it’s time to have it replaced.