What Happens When I Get A Crown?

 In Dental Care

At Wytheville Dental Group, our goal is to restore, protect, and preserve your smile. Dental crowns are a common treatment to restore broken or decayed teeth. Crowns also protect teeth that are at risk of fracturing. So what should you expect when you get a crown?

What is a crown?

A crown is a full protective covering for a tooth. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or a blend of different materials. In order to give our patients the best results, we opt for tooth-colored ceramic and metal-free crowns. Our goal is to restore and create your natural looking smile, so we choose the best materials for that reason.

What to expect

When you arrive for your appointment, the dentist will make you comfortable. This is done through anesthetic, a medication that will numb the tooth and surrounding gums. The dentist may take a small impression of the tooth to make you a temporary crown. Then your tooth with be prepared for the it. This is done through shaping.

Once your tooth is properly shaped, proper measurements are taken with an impression or intra-oral scanner. The dentist can then make a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly. Next, it will be designed in the shade of your teeth so it blends properly. If the crown is made from an outside lab, a temporary crown will be used until your permanent one is complete.

When it is ready, you’ll go back for another visit. During this visit the dentist will place your crown on your tooth with strong adhesive material. In addition, they will ensure your crown matches the rest of your smile.

Dental crowns help protect and restore natural teeth and provide you will the smile you’ve wanted. If you are interested in learning more about our services, or dental crowns, please visit us online here. You can also call us at (276) 228-2777 to schedule your appointment today!