Restore Damaged, Decayed Teeth
Dental Crowns in Simpsonville
If you have a chipped, damaged or decayed tooth in Simpsonville, a dental crown from Dr. Cash at Pearl Dental Studio can restore your tooth, bite, and smile. Dr. Cash is an experienced restorative dentist, and she focuses on restoring the natural beauty of your smile as well as the function of your bite. If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, or a large cavity, call us today to schedule a consultation.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Common Reasons For Treatment
Dental crowns are designed to cover up and protect your entire tooth, all the way down to the gum line. If your tooth has been seriously damaged or you have a cavity that is too large to treat with a filling, crowns are often recommended.
Crowns are also commonly used to protect the structure of your tooth after it has been treated with root canal therapy. After the crown is placed, it will help prevent further complications. In most cases, crowns are the best method for restoring a tooth that has been broken, cracked, or damaged by an oral injury. Emergency treatment with a dental crown will protect the tooth from infection and help eliminate the pain and discomfort of a cracked or broken tooth.
More rarely, crowns may be used for cosmetic purposes. If a tooth is severely misshapen or stained, for example, it may not be suitable for treatment with a cosmetic procedure like dental bonding or a porcelain veneer. If this is the case, a porcelain crown can be used as an alternative.
What to Expect
The Crown Placement Process
The process of having a dental crown placed at Pearl Dental Studio usually takes two appointments over a period of about 2-3 weeks. At your first appointment, Dr. Cash will begin by cleaning your teeth and numbing the treatment area. Next, she will use specialized tools to remove any damaged enamel from your tooth and reshape it into a stable, strong platform to which your crown can be attached.
Dr. Cash will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab where your crown will be custom made. This process takes about 2-3 weeks, so you’ll wear a temporary crown in the meantime. When your permanent crown has arrived at our office, you’ll come back for your second appointment. Dr. Cash will check the crown to make sure it fits perfectly before she bonds it to your tooth permanently with dental cement.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
One of the best things about dental crowns is that they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. To care for your crown, all you have to do is brush and floss normally. Make sure to brush at least twice per day for two minutes, and floss at least once per day. Come to Pearl Dental Studio for regular cleanings and to ensure that your crown is in optimal shape.