It starts off with a little sensitivity to cold drinks and foods. You might not think much about it at first because it goes away quickly.
The next thing you know, you've been told that you need a crown. Why do you need a crown and what happens if you don't get the treatment done?
Your trusted team at Smith Dental is here to answer your questions about the function and benefits of dental crowns at our Forest Grove dental office.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
When your tooth becomes infected, decayed, fractured, or injured beyond what a dental filling can repair, you'll need a dental crown to rebuild and restore your tooth.
A crown is designed to replace your entire tooth structure, and it fits over your remaining tooth like a "cap." It's customized to match your existing teeth, so it naturally completes your smile while also offering the same function you had with your tooth and protecting your root structure.
What Is the Process for Completing My Crown?
We begin by taking impressions of your injured or damaged tooth, which we'll send to the lab. We work with only the top dental laboratories in the area who will use the finest porcelain to fabricate your crown. It will take them 1 to 2 weeks to complete your final restoration, so we'll make you a temporary crown to wear while you wait. Your temporary crown will ensure that you can eat and chew while you're waiting for your permanent crown to be placed. When your final restoration arrives, our doctors will place it and ensure that the fit is precise.
For over twenty years, Smith Dental has been providing high-quality dental care to patients in both Hillsboro and Aloha, OR. We're committed to making sure you receive personalized attention and a high-quality restoration whenever you work with us. If you have a tooth in need of repair, you can rest assured that you're in expert hands when you choose our team to work with.
Contact Smith Dental today to learn more.