A dental crown is a custom dental cap that is designed to fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth. The goal is to restore a tooth to its natural shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns can be used to protect a weakened tooth from further damage, to restore a broken or worn down tooth, to cover a dental implant, to improve the appearance of an irregularly shaped or discolored tooth, or to hold a dental bridge in place.
Crowns typically take at least two visits to the dentist, but at Pearl Street Dental, we offer same day crowns! That means we can prepare the tooth, make impressions, and design your custom crown, on-site, in just one appointment.
There are several benefits to getting your crown on the same day beyond just saving you time. First, having your new crown instantly restores function to your damaged tooth. This means you don’t have to deal with temporary crowns which are usually much weaker and unreliable. Second, you can rest easy, smile brightly, and eat what you want without having the “waiting period” between when you get the impressions made and when you get your permanent crown.
Dental crowns are very durable and can last for decades with proper care.
The process for getting a dental crown usually involves two visits to the dentist, but at Pearl Street Dental we offer same-day crowns for your comfort and convenience.
There has to be enough of your original tooth to be able to place a crown. If there is not enough structure, then the dentist may suggest alternative options.
The tooth underneath the crown can in fact get a cavity. That’s why it’s important to care for your crowned tooth in the same way that you would care for your other teeth. In some instances, the dentist may also suggest doing a root canal before applying a crown.
Fillings are good for restoring teeth with a minor amount of decay. For teeth that have substantial decay, a crown is the better choice since they are too weak to withstand a large filling.
Crowns are a versatile and long-term dental restoration that can be used to protect, restore, and improve the appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth. If you have a dental concern, suspect that you may need a crown, or want to learn more about the same-day crown process, please give us a call!