When a tooth has become damaged because of infection or injury, it is sometimes necessary for it to be shielded to ensure no further damage will occur. A crown offers the protection a tooth needs and allows it to be more attractive. Knowing what to expect from the crown placement will allow individuals to be fully prepared, so they will not feel so nervous during their procedure with the Family Dentist in Kona.
A crown may be made of:
•Precious metals like gold or silver
•Porcelain fused over metal
The procedure for the placement of a crown will typically take at least two sessions with the Family Dentist in Kona. The dentist will first examine the tooth and make sure it is in sound shape and stable enough to hold a crown. In some cases, a tooth may need to be filled before it will be strong enough to hold the crown without being damaged. The dentist will then shape the tooth and make it smaller and rounder so it will be able to fit inside the crown.
Once the tooth has been prepared, the dentist will make impressions of the tooth and the area surrounding it. An impression will be sent to the dental lab to create the crown, so it will fit precisely in the patient’s mouth. A precise fit is crucial, even though the crown will be cemented in place with a special dental adhesive. The fitting of the crown will need to be done before it is cemented in place.
At the second appointment, the dentist will check for a proper fit and then make sure there are no bite issues present. Once the proper fit has been established, the dentist will then adhere the crown in place, so it will surround the tooth in full protection.
If you are in need of a crown, one can be placed anywhere in your mouth. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact the office of Carter S. Yokoyama D.D.S. If you would like further information on the dental services that are available, Click Here. They can help you protect the health and beauty of your smile.