Do you have a worn tooth? Have you sustained tooth damage from an injury? You may benefit from dental crown treatment in our Lansdale, PA dental office. Tooth crowns are a restorative dentistry solution that may cover natural teeth or cap off dental implants. They offer strength and stability to the smile while improving the uniformity of the teeth. Our dental team at Brookwood Dental Associates helps patients repair their teeth, strengthen weakened enamel, and improve the uniformity of the bite with tooth crowns.
Dental Crown Treatment
To prepare a natural tooth for a dental crown, we will need to remove a small portion from the tooth enamel. This does not further damage the tooth but ensures that the crown fits the tooth properly. Once the tooth is prepared, we will take dental impressions. These impressions are used to make the crown.
We use the CEREC® method, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, to create dental crowns in our office. CEREC uses computer imaging and manufacturing. This means that we can create models of the crowns and then manufacture them using our milling machine. This process, from the initial dental impressions to the dental crown, can take as little as two hours.
Dental Crown FAQs
Read answers to common questions that patients have about crowns to learn more about this restorative treatment:
How do I know if I am a candidate for dental crowns?
Like other dental restorations, patients need to be in good oral health to receive tooth crowns. However, if you have damaged, weakened, or stained teeth, you will be a good candidate for crowns. Our team will make sure that you are healthy enough for this restoration so you can improve the appearance and function of your teeth.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
- Save damaged teeth
- Add structure to an unbalanced smile
- Blend in with natural teeth
- Last for many years
- Brighten stained teeth
- Strengthen weak teeth
How long do dental crowns last?
Tooth crowns can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years with the right care. Patients still need to continue their oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Ensuring that the crowns and natural teeth remain clean and healthy can lengthen the lifespan of your restoration.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are partial crowns, which means that they cover a smaller portion of the tooth. However, they act similarly to dental crowns and tooth fillings. They are also made of a composite material that easily blends in with the shade of natural teeth. Inlays cover the tooth surface between the cusps or sides of the tooth. Onlays cover the tooth surface as well as the tooth cusps. We will recommend inlays or onlays for patients with worn and damaged teeth, as well as patients who have received root canal treatment.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you need to restore a damaged or injured tooth? Call Brookwood Dental Associates at 267-651-7247. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website.