Damaged teeth can be a part of life sometimes. All it takes is to be struck in the mouth with a ball or bat during a recreational game of softball and you will be spending some time in the dentist’s office getting a tooth repaired. Sometimes, a tooth can decay to the point that a normal filling cannot be used. If, however, the base of the tooth, including the root, is still intact, it is highly likely that the tooth can still be saved. These are examples of times in which dental crowns can make a world of difference. Without them, there may not have been any opportunity to save the tooth.
The availability of dental crowns not only provides dentists the opportunity to save teeth that may have been lost without them, but they can be used to prevent further damage or even extraction. Dental crowns provide the opportunity to keep using the natural teeth as opposed to having them extracted and fitted with dentures or bridges.
Making dental crowns begins with an impression made of the mouth and surrounding teeth in the first appointment at Dedicated Dentistry. This impression is sent off to an outside lab, where the crown will be fabricated and sent back to our office in Greenville. While you wait for your second appointment, when your dental crown will be put in place, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once our office receives it, the patient will come back in for the second appointment to have the crown put in place. Before the crown is placed on the root, our dentist will numb the area and get rid of any decay and shape it so that it will fit the crown.
If you have one or more teeth that are damaged or decayed to the point that you thought there was no hope to save them, you need to ask our dental care professional about the feasibility of a dental crown at Dedicated Dentistry. Our team would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about dental crowns. That tooth you thought would be lost forever may be able to be saved with a dental crown. Contact us today to make an appointment with our dentist in Greenville SC to have your damaged teeth checked out by our dental team!