Have you lost a significant portion of your tooth and are afraid that you might have to say goodbye to your tooth? Not so fast. Dental crowns can help you restore even the weakest and severely decayed teeth. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers or caps that fit over the exposed part of your tooth. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain or ceramic, metal, composite resin or porcelain fused to metal.
If you’re in Knoxville, TN, we welcome you to give TLC Dental Care a chance to offer you excellent dental care and custom dental crowns that fit like a glove. Our dentist has years of experience in treating patients in our local community and beyond, and prefers a friendly and collaborative approach to treatment.
Dental crowns are required for a variety of circumstances. Typically, dental crowns are used in collaboration with other forms of dental treatments. For example, a severely decayed tooth must undergo root canal treatment before a dental crown is attached. Similarly, a lost tooth can be replaced with a dental crown, but only after a dental implant has been put in place.
We recommend dental crowns for various other situations, including:
We assess all our patients carefully to determine whether they’re a good fit for crowns. As alluded to before, we will first offer the treatment you require—e.g., root canal treatment—before placing your dental crowns.
During your appointment at TLC Dental Care, our dentist will take molds or impressions of your teeth to inform the design and manufacture of your dental crowns. This step happens during your first appointment, and that’s if you don’t require any other prior treatments. If you need additional procedures, dental impressions may be made during your second, fourth, or fifth appointment. Before your teeth impressions are taken, our dentist will trim enamel from your tooth to make room for the crowns.
During your second appointment, our dentist in Knoxville, TN, will bond the dental crowns to your teeth using dental cement.
Traditionally, crowns cover the entire tooth. However, there are instances where a crown will only cover a portion of the tooth. These are known as ¾ crowns and are modifications of the conventional dental crowns.
Do you have any lingering questions about dental crowns that you need to be answered? Do you want to get your dental crowns from a dental practice that prioritizes your well-being? Call TLC Dental Care right away.