DENTAL CROWNS IN WINSTON SALEM
THE DENTAL CROWN PROCESS
During your dental consult, your dentist will clean and inspect the tooth or teeth in question. If any issues need resolution, appointments will be scheduled to resolve those problems before the crown is placed. This might include a root canal, filling cavities in surrounding teeth, or having teeth cleaned in preparation for the procedure. X-rays will be taken of the teeth to determine eligibility for a dental crown. In all, receiving a dental crown is a painless procedure. Your dentist will prepare the existing tooth to receive the dental crown, take an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth, and then send the impression to the dental lab to have them build/create a new tooth for you. When the new tooth arrives back at the dental office, you'll have an appointment to have it placed on your tooth. The surface of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and the crown will be cemented to the existing tooth. In the case of crowns related to root canal treatments, the inside of the tooth is also filled with cement to prevent further infection from occurring in the future. Once the tooth is "capped," it should remain in place for many years
CARING FOR DENTAL CROWNS
Once your dental crown is in place, you should consider it as permanent as your existing teeth. You will need to ensure that you have regular dental check-ups and cleanings, brush and floss on a regular basis, and report any issues you might have with your dental crown to your dentist immediately. If you neglect your dental crown, through lack of regular or daily home care, it will not last as long as promised, and you’ll be right back to square one with your teeth. If you take care of your dental crown, you can expect to last for many years. Some people get several decades of use out of their crowns before they have to be replaced, and much more have their crowns for the rest of their lives.
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