Dental Crowns in Sun Prairie, WI
Dental Crowns Can Restore The Look, Strength and Appearance of Your Teeth!
The Benefits of a Crown Include:
- Enhancing your appearance
- Covering discolored teeth
- Attaching a dental bridge
- To protect a weak or cracked tooth
- To cover a dental implant
- To strengthen the teeth
- To restore a tooth to it’s natural shape and size
Crowns in Sun Prairie, WI
A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that fits snuggly over a tooth, completely covering it. Usually a crown is required to restore the size, shape, strength, or appearance of a tooth. We can fix teeth with dental crowns by encasing the visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line.
Your doctor for dental crowns may recommend this procedure in the following situations:
- If you have a weak tooth, such as from decay, you may need a crown to prevent the tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
- If you have a tooth that is already broken or that has been severely worn down, you may need a crown.
- Crowns can also be used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth structure left.
- Crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place.
- Crowns can be placed over misshapen or discolored teeth.
- If you have had a dental implant placed, an implant crown will be used to restore the original function of the lost tooth.
- You may need a crown to cover a tooth that has had a root canal.
Preparing a tooth for a crown usually takes two office visits, but may occasionally involve a third visit. During the first visit Dr. Stevens will numb your tooth and surrounding gum tissue. The tooth receiving the crown will be prepared along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown material. After the tooth has been reshaped, Dr. Stevens will take a digital impression of the tooth. This impression will be used to create your unique crown. Manufacturing of the crown occurs in a dental lab and usually takes two to three weeks. A temporary crown will be fabricated for you to wear until your permanent crown is available for cementation.
At your second visit, the crown will be tried in and cemented in place. Your bite will be checked to ensure proper function and comfort, and adjustments will be made if necessary.
How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown
Dental Crowns May Be Needed If:
- You have weak teeth (i.e.: from decay)
- To prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
- You have teeth that are severely worn down or already broken
- You need a large filling
- You need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
- You have a root canal