Crowns & Veneer

WHEN IS A DENTAL CROWN NEEDED?

Do you have weak or damaged teeth that are in need of a lasting restoration? Our experienced team at Brechon Dental offer several different restorative treatments that focus on the high quality care of our patient’s smiles. Dental crowns are often used to correct a wide range of issues. Continue reading on to learn more about dental crowns and see when they are recommended for patients.

WHY DO I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?

There are several different things that can be fixed with the help of a dental crown, including the following:

  • A weakened tooth as a result breakage or decay
  • A cracked tooth
  • Worn down teeth
  • A tooth that needs additional support than a filling can provide
  • The teeth surrounding a dental bridge
  • A misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Provide extra support to a dental implant

If you are affected by any of the above issues, then dental crowns could be an effective solution for your situation.

WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN MADE OF?

Dental crowns can be made out of tooth colored ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, or metal alloys. Your dentist will help decide with material is best for your smile and where your dental crown is placed in your mouth.

HOW IS A CROWN PLACED?

If you are needed a dental crown, your dentist will provide you with a consultation prior to your procedure. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing the damaged or decayed area of the tooth. The tooth is reshaped in preparation of the restoration. A temporary crown is placed while the lab finishes creating a final dental crown. The final appointment will entail placing the permanent restoration and bonding it to the tooth for a lasting fit.

With proper care and keeping, your dental crown can last for several years. Ensure an effective brushing and flossing routine daily and schedule dental exams with your dentist at least twice a year. Call us today for more information regarding treatments or to set up your next dental cleaning and exam with a member of our staff!