When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
Decay, trauma, and other dental problems can leave a tooth vulnerable. In these cases, one of our Sheboygan, WI, dentists may need to place a protective dental crown to restore your damaged tooth. Crowns are commonly used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth as well. No matter what your restorative needs are, dentists Christopher Hill, Matthew Bistan, Marc Stroobants at Signature Dental can provide a custom dental crown or another solution to restore your smile in a way that looks totally natural.
Our state-of-the-art dental practice uses CEREC® technology to create custom crowns in a single office visit.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer many restorative and cosmetic benefits. A crown from Signature Dental can:
- Protect a compromised tooth
- Replace a missing tooth
- Cover misshapen teeth to improve their appearance
- Preserve teeth following a root canal
- Secure dental bridges
- Cover a discolored tooth
Another benefit of dental crowns is that the solution can last for 10 years or longer if properly taken care of. During your consultation with one of our doctors, you will be given detailed instructions on how to clean and maintain your new crown.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
There are multiple reasons why a patient may seek the restorative and cosmetic benefits of a dental crown. Dental crowns are commonly placed following the extensive removal of tooth decay or after a root canal in order to preserve the remaining tooth structure. Patients who have a tooth that is chipped, infected, broken, or fractured can also benefit from having a dental crown placed following treatment. In order to have a dental crown placed on a natural tooth, there must be sufficient tooth structure remaining to support the crown.
Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons. If you have a tooth that is significantly misshapen or discolored, placing a dental crown can cover those blemishes. Dental crowns can be fully customized to ensure that your new cap matches the shade and shape of your natural teeth.
Dental crowns can even replace missing teeth. For this treatment, a dental implant is placed in your jaw. After you have fully healed, one of our dentists can place a custom-made crown onto the implant. Candidates for dental implants should be in good overall health, and they should have adequate jawbone density to receive the implant.
Once your dental crown is placed, you can enjoy restored chewing function and a beautiful smile.
A Look at the Procedure
Dental implants can be placed in just one visit to our Sheboygan dental practice. During your first visit, one of our doctors will prepare your tooth for receiving a dental crown, which can involve removing decayed or damaged tissue. Before your procedure, local anesthesia will be used to ensure that you experience minimal discomfort. We also offer oral conscious and IV sedation for patients who suffer from dental phobia or have difficulty sitting comfortably in the dentist's chair.
After your tooth is prepped, a digital impression will be made that will be used to manufacture your new dental crown using CEREC® technology. This impression will be used to guide computerized tools in creating a custom crown from a single block of porcelain chosen to match the color of surrounding teeth.
Once the crown is complete, your dentist will make sure it fits properly, and make any necessary adjustments. Next, he will bond it onto the tooth, and you can leave our office with a beautifully restored smile.
Schedule Your Dental Crown Consultation Today
You do not have to suffer with a damaged or missing tooth. Once your dental crown is placed, you can enjoy restored chewing function and a beautiful smile. To schedule your dental crown consultation, please contact our Sheboygan office online or call (920) 457-2255.