The doctors at Health Centered Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska want to make sure your bite is as healthy as possible. If you are experiencing pain due to a tooth that has been damaged or badly decayed, a dental crown could help. Dental crowns are tooth shaped caps placed over a damaged tooth to help restore your tooth to full function. Placing a dental crown is a procedure that can make a big difference in your daily life. If you are in pain due to a cracked, broken or decayed tooth, let Health Centered Dentistry provide you relief today.
There are many reasons why a crown may be helpful, and they are not just functional. The material used to make the crown is customized just for you. It will look so much like a natural tooth; no one will know the difference. If a crown is right for you the doctors at Health Centered Dentistry will make sure you know exactly what the process entails and will answer any and all questions or concerns about the procedure.
What can I expect?
If you think you may be a candidate for a crown, come in and see us. We will do a routine exam that may include x-rays to make sure a crown will work for you. We will then take an impression (mold) of the tooth and sent to the lab where your final crown will be created. While your final crown is being created you may wear a temporary crown in order to protect your tooth before final placement.
If CEREC same day crowns are a viable option, the process is similar but does not require a mold be sent to a dental lab. The doctors can do it all in-office with the CEREC machine. Instead of a clay-like substance the doctors can take impressions digitally. Then rather than send the information off to a lab, they can make the perfectly fitting crown right there in the office. The process is more convenient while maintaining the highest quality of care. You can walk out of your appointment with a permanent porcelain crown in one appointment and get back to living your life.
Dental crowns serve multiple purposes. They protect the underlying natural tooth as well as support your natural bite. Receiving a crown will help preserve all your normal behaviors and your natural appearance. You can eat and drink normally with a dental crown at Health Centered Dentistry. If you have questions about the procedure please ask one of our skilled team members. They would be happy to walk you through the process step by step.
Taking care of your dental crown is simple. Simply maintain your home care routine of brushing twice a day and flossing. Dental crowns can provide great relief. Come on in and see us—we look forward to helping you achieve maximum health and wellness. Give us a call today at (888) 707-0222.