Dental Crowns in Bellevue, TN

Strengthen and Restore Damaged Teeth

Revitalize Your Smile

A dental crown is a cap that is placed on top of a damaged tooth. It's used to help restore the tooth's shape, strength, and appearance when a filling doesn't solve the issue. There are four types of dental crowns: all-ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, base metal alloys, and gold alloys.

When Dental Crowns Are Necessary

Dental crowns may be recommended in cases of extensive tooth decay, large fillings, root canal treatment, or cracked and broken teeth. They provide a protective covering that encases the entire tooth, reinforcing its structure and shielding it from further damage.

The Dental Crown Procedure

The process of placing a dental crown typically requires two appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Wilson will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and reshaping its surface. He will then take an impression of your tooth to create a custom-made crown that fits seamlessly with your natural teeth. On your second visit, the dental crown will be cemented into place, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit that restores the function and appearance of your tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does The Dental Crown Process Take?

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to your Bellevue dentist, but the exact timeline may vary depending on individual circumstances. At Warner Parks Family Dental, we prioritize your comfort and convenience, making the process as seamless as possible.

During the first visit, Dr. Robert Wilson will examine the tooth in question to ensure that it can support a crown, then file down the tooth to prepare it for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made to ensure the crown will fit perfectly. This visit typically lasts about an hour.

The impression is sent off to a dental lab where your crown will be custom-made. This process usually takes about two weeks. During this time, you'll wear a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth.

Once your dental crown is ready, you'll return to our office for the second visit. Dr. Robert Wilson will remove the temporary crown and replace it with your new, permanent one. He will make sure the crown fits properly and make any necessary adjustments. This visit is often shorter than the first, usually lasting around 30 minutes to an hour.

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns offer a multitude of benefits, making them a popular choice for restoring damaged teeth. They provide a durable solution for a tooth that is decayed, damaged, or aesthetically unpleasing. 

A dental crown effectively strengthens a tooth that has been weakened due to decay or fracture, allowing you to use it just like any other tooth. It is custom-made to fit your tooth precisely, ensuring a comfortable fit and a natural look. 

Aesthetically, dental crowns can significantly enhance your appearance. They can be made to match the color of your existing teeth to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. 

With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years, making them a long-term solution for tooth restoration. They are also a crucial component of other dental procedures like dental bridges and implants.

How Do You Care For Dental Crowns? 

Caring for your dental crown is much like caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to maintaining your dental crown and overall oral health. 

Avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or other hard objects, especially if your crown is on a front tooth. While dental crowns are durable, they are not invincible and can be damaged by extreme forces.

Regular dental check-ups at Warner Parks Family Dental are crucial to ensure the longevity of your dental crown. Dr. Robert Wilson can monitor the condition of your crown and your overall oral health, making any necessary adjustments or replacements.

In case of any discomfort or loosening of your dental crown, contact us immediately at (615) 662-2787. It's important not to try to fix it yourself or ignore the problem, as it can lead to further complications. Remember, with proper care and regular dental visits, your dental crown can last for many years, providing you with a healthy and beautiful smile.

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