Cristina Rust, DMD is your best bet when it comes to the best crowns to last you 10-15 years, if not your whole life. We have years of experience and the knowledge and schooling to create the best crown for your individual needs. We have a great variety of options, and we can help you find the perfect fit for after your procedure. For more information on what we offer and what we can do for you, give us a call and set up an appointment today.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a man-made dental appliance that covers a damaged tooth. It can be made of a wide range of substances and is used for many different needs. The material is durable and is shaped to your exact bite pattern and to cover your individual shape.
Why do I need a crown?
A crown can be a helpful benefit when it comes to a range of issues. When it comes to broken or fractured teeth, a crown can cover the tooth
so that you can retain the integrity of your teeth while giving them a reinforcement to make sure that further damage does not occur. Crowns can also be beneficial if a filling itself breaks rather than the tooth it is a part of. Often, crowns come into play after a large filling or a root canal too. Those procedures could potentially inhibit the strength of the tooth against possible damage, and a crown can reverse that vulnerability.
The Process of Placing a Dental Crown
When it comes to getting a crown, you need to set up two appointments. During the first, we will take impressions of the tooth that needs a crown. The mold will also be used to make you a temporary crown that will sit while your permanent version is being made. Those molds will be sent to a lab where they will make you a custom piece of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Each type has their benefits. Porcelain is a very aesthetically pleasing material but can fracture if used on molars.
The porcelain and metal fusion can be more durable and can be both aesthetically and cosmetically pleasing at the same time. The porcelain may chip, but the crown’s integrity should remain intact. Gold is a great material for people who chew hard or grind their teeth, as it is the most durable option for them all. This material fuses the best with your tooth as well. At your second appointment, we will fit the permanent piece and make any last-minute adjustments before cementing it in place.
Cristina Rust, DMD
has expert staff experienced in all angles and aspects of this practice. We can help you through the root canal or filling that may require a crown and guide you through the steps to retain the strength and core of your tooth. Then, we can guide you through the steps of caring for your crown after you get it cemented. Give us a call today.