Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option that addresses cosmetic and restorative dental issues. As a dental tool, they can be used to fix a cracked or broken tooth or cover a misshapen or discolored tooth. Crowns can also serve as the final restoration for dental implants and stabilize teeth that have gone through a root canal. Dr. Albert Caves provides treatment with dental crowns to his Columbus, Georgia dental patients. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Caves online or call (706) 407-4851. If you have any remaining questions about dental crowns, Dr. Caves will be happy to answer them for you at your next appointment.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn below the answers to common questions that many patients can have about dental crown treatment:
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are custom-made to blend in with your natural smile while providing durability. They are made of porcelain dental ceramic that can be color-matched to natural teeth. We use porcelain ceramic because it reflects light for a more natural-looking end-result.
What is the dental crown process?
Dr. Caves will conduct a full examination of your teeth and gums before treatment to make sure that one or more dental crowns can properly address your dental problems. To begin the crown process, he will clean and shape your natural tooth. He will remove a small amount of material from the outside of the tooth so that there is enough room for the crown. After taking dental impressions, Dr. Caves will fabricate the crown in-office. This is possible because of CEREC technology. This technology allows Dr. Caves to prepare patients for crowns and allow them to receive them in just one office visit. After the crown or crowns are complete, Dr. Caves will ensure that it fits with the rest of your smile and blends in with natural teeth.
How do I take care of dental crowns?
If you take care of your dental crowns, they can last for over 30 years. Remember to brush and floss your teeth and gums daily, and be sure to make routine visits to our Columbus, GA dental office so that we can help you maintain your smile.