Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental Crowns in Rootstown
Whether your tooth has been cracked or broken by an oral injury, or damaged by a deep cavity or infection, a dental crown can help restore your smile and protect your tooth from further harm. At our office, Dr. Yun focuses on creating crowns that restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile. Call today to schedule a consultation!
How It Works
Repair with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a type of dental prosthesis that are intended to completely cover up and protect your remaining tooth structure, all the way down to your gum line. Crowns are typically made out of a tooth-colored, durable porcelain material. They look and feel just like a natural tooth and they are bonded permanently with a powerful dental cement, so they will not shift or move in your mouth.
Most commonly, crowns are used to treat large cavities or to cover up a tooth that has recently been treated with a root canal. More rarely, crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes if an alternative treatment like dental bonding or porcelain veneers is not suitable.
What to Expect
The Dental Crown Process
The process of having a dental crown placed at Yunbelievable Smiles usually takes 2 appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks. At your first appointment, Dr. Yun will begin by numbing your mouth and cleaning your teeth. Then, he will remove any damaged enamel using specialized dental tools. Your remaining enamel is then shaped into a stable platform to which your crown can be attached.
Next, impressions and images of your teeth will be taken, and this information will be sent to a dental lab where your crown will be manufactured. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth. Once your crown arrives at our office, you’ll come in to have it fitted and permanently placed.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns help protect your remaining enamel from further decay or damage, which helps keep your smile healthy. Crowns also restore both the natural appearance and function of your teeth, so you can bite, chew, smile, and speak normally again. They are also exceptionally long-lasting. A dental crown can easily last more than 15 years with proper care and oral hygiene.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
Candidates for Dental Crowns
If you have a tooth that may have a deep and extensive cavity, an infected tooth, or a broken or cracked tooth, a dental crown is likely the best way to restore your smile. Don’t wait to get treatment! When it comes to damaged teeth, time is of the essence! If you do not get a crown as soon as possible, your condition could get worse and more extensive treatment.