Kellogg Dental may recommend you get a dental crown for one of several reasons. You may have a weak tooth that needs to be held together. You may have a seriously discolored tooth. Or, you may simply want a crown placed for cosmetic reasons. Whatever the reason may be, Kellogg Dental offers a variety of crowns for our patients to choose from, including ceramic, porcelain, resin, or stainless steel. Each type of crown has its benefits so be sure to consult with your dentist about which crown best suits your individual needs.
Our practice can create and place your crown in two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist will perform a dental exam to ensure your tooth can support a crown. If your tooth can support a crown, they will file it down in preparation. However, if your dentist sees that the tooth is too damaged or broken, they may fill it in. That way the damaged tooth will be large enough to properly receive a crown. Once your tooth has been filed or filled to the right size for a crown, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and the teeth surrounding it. That impression is then sent to a dental lab where the permanent crown will be milled according to your unique specifications. In the meantime, your dentist will will provide you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your permanent one is ready. During your second appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and cement your permanent crown to the tooth using a special adhesive.
It will take some time to get used to your crown, but soon it will look, feel, and function just like a normal tooth. If you have any questions about dental crowns, or want to know if a crown is right for you, call 517-618-0987 today!