Dental Crowns Demystified
Have we recommended a dental crown treatment and you have postponed scheduling it due to nerves? Even if we haven’t recommended a dental crown treatment at this time, there is a chance that you or a loved one might need the treatment in the future. An unfamiliar treatment makes some of our patients feel uneasy, so we want to take a few moments and explain more about this common treatment that can be used to restore and improve your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.
What is a Dental Crown?
Learning that you need a dental treatment you have never had before can be a little overwhelming for some patients, especially if they experience anxiety when visiting our office. No matter your feelings, we recommend scheduling a needed dental crown treatment as soon as possible. Delaying a dental crown can lead to a more severe treatment such as a root canal or even a tooth extraction. A dental crown is a common treatment that involves placing a cap over a damaged, decayed, or cracked tooth to protect it from further damage. A dental crown is also commonly used to complete certain treatments such as a dental implant and root canal.
The traditional crowns, used in the past, could not be completed in one office visit and typically required two visits to the office. Between visits patients needed a temporary crown to hold the place of the tooth while the permanent crown was being created. We are pleased to offer patients a dental crown that will be completed during their initial visit. With a CEREC crown, you will avoid goopy impression material and a temporary crown. We are able to place your permanent crown before you leave, and it will feel like your natural teeth.
If we recommended a dental crown during your last visit, we encourage you to call our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. Delaying a needed treatment can result in more extensive treatments and additional costs. We want to help prevent you from experiencing further oral health complications.