How do you use dental crowns?
Dental crowns at Kalaheo Dental Group are a prosthetic that we use on a tooth that has been weakened by decay. If we don’t protect the tooth, the damage will get worse and lead to discomfort and possible loss of the tooth.
A crown is designed like a little helmet that holds the tooth together and redistributes the stress evenly throughout its structure. After your crown is placed, it restores strength, appearance, and your ability to chew and eat comfortably.
There are several reasons why we may recommend a crown:
- Strengthen and protect cracked, broken, or worn teeth
- Improve the appearance of misshapen or poorly proportioned teeth
- Protect tooth structure after root canal treatment
- Restore a tooth that already has a large filling
Placing a crown is a straightforward process that takes place over two or three visits. First, we prepare the tooth, then take impressions that we use to create a model. The model is used to design your new crown and create a temporary to wear while your restoration is fabricated at a custom lab. When your crown is ready, you will return to our office to have the temporary removed, and the final crown checked for fit and comfort and cemented in place.
If you are considering dental crowns in Kauai, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Lutwin, Dr. Quaid, or Dr. Rita.