Discover the many uses for a dental crown.
Teeth are incredibly strong. In fact, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body; however, even though enamel is resilient it can still become damaged by decay, infection or traumatic injury. If you are dealing with a cracked, infected or severely decaying tooth our Orlando, FL, family dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn may recommend getting a dental crown to restore the tooth.
When is a dental crown used?
There are many reasons why our Orlando, FL, dentist many place a dental crown. This tooth-shaped cap offers a variety of benefits to the wearer, both cosmetic and restorative. In fact, many people have dental crowns even if you don’t know it. Anyone who is dealing with any of the issues below may very likely be a good candidate for crowns:
- Severe and widespread decay
- Severe wear and tooth erosion
- Cracked, fractured or broken tooth
- Root canal infection
- Malformed, severely discolored or misshapen tooth
- Tooth loss
Are you dealing with any of these problems? If so, then a simple dental crown may be all you need to get your smile back on track. When you come in for a consultation our family dentist will be able to examine your smile to find out the best treatment option to fit your needs.
What is involved in getting dental crowns?
It’s also important to know what to expect when you get a dental crown in Orlando, FL. The treatment process is very simple. Before starting, we will apply local anesthesia to numb the treated area. Then our family dentists will reshape and remove enamel from the tooth, making sure to remove any damaged or infected areas.
From there, we will take impressions of your tooth to record the exact size and measurements and then send this information to a dental lab where they will create your dental crown. In the interim, we will place a temporary crown. During the fitting, we will check the fit and bite to make sure that the crown is just right before we bond it in place over the tooth.
Whether you want to find out if a dental crown could benefit your smile or you just need to schedule a routine cleaning, our dental team here in Orlando, FL, is always able to help. Huhn Dental offers a full range of dental services to meet your needs.