The Benefits of Dental Crowns
If less than perfect teeth are keeping you from showing the world your smile, its time to talk to your dentist, Dr. Daniel Morrison, at Gillette Dental PC in Gillette, WY. With the help of dental crowns, we can restore your chipped, cracked or decayed teeth and have you grinning with confidence. Here's what to know about the benefits of dental crowns:
What is a crown made of?
The dental crowns offered by our Gillette, WY, dentist are made of porcelain, cast gold, or a porcelain-metal combination. Formed into the shape of a cap, the crown fits snugly over your tooth to conceal and encase any blemished or decayed areas. We will shape your crown to look like your natural tooth, and it will be fully functional.
What can a crown fix?
- A cracked, chipped, or worn down tooth
- A cavity which can't be properly filled
- Cosmetic damage from a root canal
- A damaged or misshapen tooth
- A severely discolored tooth
- A large filling that protrudes
What are the benefits of crowns?
- More attractive and natural looking teeth
- Stronger, more functional teeth
- Easier chewing, biting, flossing, and brushing
- Increased strength of your dental structure
How is a dental crown affixed?
The providers at our Gillette, WY, office will numb your tooth and gum area to reduce any pain you may feel during the procedure before using a dental drill to lightly buff the surface of your tooth so the dental crown can adhere strongly. We will make an impression of your tooth, either digitally or with a putty like material, and use the mold to create a crown that fits and matches your tooth. We will apply a temporary crown for you to wear until you return to our Gillette, WY office to have your permanent crown placed. To make sure the crown is permanent and secure, we will use either a resin material, cured under a special light, or a cement material.
Dental crowns can give you the smile you've always wanted. Call our Gillette, WY office at (307) 682-3353 to learn more!