Dental Crowns – Geneva, OH
Renew the Form and Function of Damaged Teeth
Dr. Owens and our team would like you to be able to maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are many factors, such as decay and trauma, that can cause teeth to suffer significant damage. If that happens to one or more of your teeth, you may require a dental crown. This restorative service is often able to renew the form, function, and appearance of suffering teeth. Continue reading this page to learn more about what crowns are and how one may be able to help you.
Why Choose Cooper Owens DDS for Dental Crowns?
- Advanced Technology for Comfortable, Efficient Treatment
- All-Porcelain Restorations Available
- Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Results
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a custom, tooth-shaped “cap” that gets placed over the entire visible portion of a tooth (everything above the gumline). Crowns can be made out of various materials, including gold alloys, silver alloys, other metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and all-porcelain. The purpose of a crown is usually to protect a damaged or vulnerable tooth. It can also be used as part of a tooth replacement treatment plan.
Do You Need a Crown?
Your dentist is the best person to determine if you need a crown. Here are some indications that you may require one:
- One of your teeth has suffered significant decay.
- You have a broken or cracked tooth that requires protection.
- You have recently undergone root canal therapy and require a restoration to protect the treated tooth.
- You have an old crown that you would like to replace (whether because it no longer functions well or for aesthetic purposes).
- You are missing one or more teeth (crowns can be used along with dental implants or as part of a dental bridge).
- Your teeth have become significantly worn down due to bruxism (grinding and clenching) or other factors.
Dental Crown Process
The dental crown process usually requires at least two appointments. During the first appointment, we’ll prepare your tooth by removing some of its enamel. This step is necessary to ensure that the crown fits well. Then, we’ll take a detailed impression of the tooth, which will serve as the basis for designing your restoration.
You’ll wear a temporary crown while a laboratory fabricates your permanent one. When the permanent one is ready, we’ll double-check its fit before we cement it onto its intended tooth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer numerous benefits:
- They are often able to save damaged teeth from extraction.
- They can reduce or eliminate the pain from decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth.
- When they are made out of porcelain, they can look incredibly natural.
- They have the potential to last for 10 years or longer if they receive proper care.
- They are easy to care for.
- They are durable enough to stand up to virtually any food.
- Insurance usually covers about half of their cost.
Are you ready to learn more about dental crowns, or do you believe that you need one? Get in touch with our team today!