If a tooth is damaged or has a large filling that needs replacing, a crown is probably your best option for treatment. At Niles Smiles Dental we will go the extra mile to make sure that your new crown is a beautiful, long-lasting restoration. It is important that a new crown on your front teeth match the color of your other teeth. We will often arrange to have you visit the highly skilled and artitistic techinicians at a local dental laboratory to get a shade match. Just one more example of outstanding service for our patients.
Course of Treatment
Placing a Crown – Step by Step
- Before the procedure
The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.
- Preparing the old tooth
The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.
- Placing the new crown
A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
- End result
The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.