Do you have worn or weakened teeth? Does your tooth need extra support after your root canal treatment?
A dental crown may be the solution for your needs. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic or metal caps that completely cover a tooth or dental implant. Dental crowns may also be used for cosmetic dental work if your teeth are not strong enough for thinner veneers.
The dentists at Williamsburg Dental offer restorative dental care to patients with dental crown treatment in Broomall, PA. We also provide dental crowns to patients in Havertown, PA. Our team uses porcelain ceramic crowns because they look and feel natural. These crowns also provide strength and improved aesthetics to broken, worn, and stained teeth.
Dental Crown Treatment
It only takes two visits to our office for you to receive your new custom dental crowns. First, we will prepare your tooth or teeth for the crowns by reshaping them. Then, we will take a dental impression of the teeth.
We use iTero scans for the most precise treatment possible. We send these scans to a dental laboratory. There, technicians will custom-make your crowns to blend naturally with your other teeth.
In the meantime, we place temporary crowns on the teeth. Once the permanent crowns are complete, we remove the temporary tooth crown and apply the new restoration. We will adjust the crown fit and make sure that it is the correct color. Finally, we permanently secure the crown to the tooth and polish the crown for a natural shine.
Inlays and Onlays
Similar to tooth crowns, inlays and onlays are used to cover damaged or worn teeth. However, they only cover the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Inlays cover the area between the edges of the tooth, or cusps. Onlays cover the biting surface and the tooth corners. Both inlays and onlays are made of composite resin or porcelain material. Like crowns, inlays and onlays easily blend in with the shade of natural teeth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Discover more about tooth crowns with answers to these frequently asked questions:
How long do dental crowns last?
With the right dental care, crowns can last for many years. Remember to brush, floss, and schedule routine dental appointments to keep your crowns and the rest of your smile healthy. It is important to continue to care for your smile to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems.
Can you replace old dental crowns?
Yes, if you have a missing, broken, or unaesthetic dental crown, we can help. We can replace your crown to improve the look and strength of your smile.
How much do dental crowns cost?
Each patient has unique cosmetic dental needs, which means that the cost of their crowns will differ. The type and amount of crowns you choose will impact the cost of treatment. During a consultation, we will review your oral health needs and budget with you to determine the cost of your crowns.
What to avoid after getting a dental crown?
Stay away from chewy or sticky foods like gum, taffy, and caramel. These are able to cling to and remove your crown. Do not chew items like ice, hard candies, and cereal that are hard to chew as your crown could be dislodged or broken off by them.
How long does it take crown cement to fully harden?
You must wait 24 hours after your permanent crown has been put in place for the cement to fully harden. As a result, we recommend that you refrain from chewing any hard or sticky foods for the first 24 hours. We also recommend avoiding using a rotating toothbrush or flossing near your permanent crown until the cement has fully cured.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want to strengthen your smile? Ask us about tooth crown treatment today. In addition to providing tooth crowns in Springfield, PA, we offer them to patients in and around Newtown Square, PA. Contact us at (610) 347-8302 or schedule a dental appointment with our dentists online.