Dental Crowns: Restoring Your Teeth with Precision

Dental crowns play a crucial role in restorative dentistry at Sonrise Dental. These custom-made caps are designed to cover a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its strength, functionality, and aesthetics.

What Are Dental Crowns and When Are They Needed?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength. They are typically recommended for:

  • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking.
  • Restoring a broken or severely worn tooth.
  • Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling.
  • Holding a dental bridge in place.
  • Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • Covering a dental implant.

What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Crown?

Getting a dental crown usually involves:

  • Preparing the tooth, which may include reshaping to properly fit the crown.
  • Taking an impression or digital scan of your tooth to custom-make the crown.
  • Placing a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made.
  • Once ready, the permanent crown is placed and adjusted for a perfect fit.

How Do You Care for Your Dental Crowns?

Caring for your dental crowns involves:

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
  • Avoiding hard foods that could damage the crown.
  • Regular dental check-ups to monitor the condition of the crown.