If you’re looking for a dental practice that offers superior dental crowns in Nolensville, TN, look no further than Definition Dental Studio.
Dr. Tiffanie Garrison-Jeter and her staff provide cutting-edge dental technology and procedures while still providing a luxurious, pampered experience that is both gentle and affordable.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns, sometimes called “caps,” are a type of restorative dentistry procedure that uses porcelain, gold, zirconia, or amalgam to cover the natural tooth. We usually recommend porcelain dental crowns because they look more natural and are strong and effective for repairing damaged or decayed teeth.
While dental crowns can be used solely for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of your smile, there are many other benefits of dental crowns.
They can support the tooth’s structure, protect against further tooth decay, and balance the function of your bite. Dental crowns can also protect weak teeth from damage, cover up chips and cracks, and offer a long-term solution for misshaped teeth.
In some cases, a dental crown can ease pain caused by sensitivity, inflammation, or exposed nerves. You may find that a dental crown is a preferable alternative to a dental extraction to alleviate pain and restore a natural smile.
Additionally, because of these benefits, there are lots of possible reasons to get dental crowns including:
- Root canal restoration
- Weakened or damaged teeth
- Cusp fractures
- Bite issues
- Dental implant caps
- Cosmetic restoration
- Large cavities unsuitable for fillings
- And more!
How Long is A Dental Crown Procedure?
A dental crown is usually completed in two visits. The first appointment will involve removing any decay, preparing the natural tooth, and taking an impression to create a crown that perfectly fits your bite and smile. The first session generally lasts around an hour to an hour and a half.
You will then receive a temporary acrylic resin restoration. This temporary restoration should last until you receive your crown on the second trip to your dentist’s office. This second portion of the procedure for applying the crown will usually only take about a half hour.
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to extreme temperatures. The sensitivity should gradually subside over the next couple of weeks.
Remember, your crown is designed to resemble natural teeth in appearance and function, so it can chip, crack, or loosen. If you encounter any of these issues, call your cosmetic dentist immediately.