Understanding the Purpose of Dental Crowns
Non-metal crowns are used to restore teeth that, while damaged, can function properly as long as their external surfaces are replaced. Made of tooth-colored porcelain or composite materials, dental crowns cover and protect cracked, chipped, broken, and badly discolored teeth. Crowns restore the shape, size, color, and functionality of teeth. The straightforward, durable and attractive solution serves as a noninvasive placement process for crowns and bridges. The process can be completed in a short time, making these options a convenient choice for many patients at County Dental in Fishkill, NY.
Crowns can also be used to repair a tooth after root canal therapy or to anchor dental bridges. Crowns and bridges are durable and attractive solutions for missing or badly damaged teeth.
Placing Dental Crowns – Restorative Care
Our Dentist at County Dental typically places dental crowns in two visits. During the first visit, we determine the size and shape of the crown by creating a mold from pictures of the mouth. We then send this information to a dental laboratory to craft the crown. When the crown is ready, usually in one to two weeks, the patient returns for the second visit to have the crown placed. The crown is then carefully placed, bonded to the tooth or implant. Once in place, crowns look and feel natural and can last for years with proper care.