A crown is a durable tooth-colored cap for a weak or damaged tooth. Crowns provide structure and support for your tooth and can help you avoid needing an extraction. Modern dental crowns have given dentists the ability to correct:
- Old fillings that are too large to replace
- Broken or misshapen teeth
- Severe dental decay
You may also need a crown after having a root canal to protect your treated tooth and prevent decay.
How does a dentist design a crown?
The first step in getting a crown is treating your tooth. Your dedicated dentist at iSmile Dental removes decay, performs a root canal, reshapes your tooth, or does any other necessary treatments to prepare your tooth for a crown.
iSmile Dental uses state-of-the-art iTero® technology to gather digital scans (impressions) of your tooth once it is prepped. These digital scans are highly accurate and result in an increased success rate for tooth restoration.
Not only is iTero scanning more comfortable for you, but the technology also allows your dentist to quickly transfer the images to the dental lab for fabrication and a faster turnaround time. Once your crown is complete, the team at iSmile Dental schedules you for a follow-up visit to have your new crown securely bonded into place.
iSmile Dental offers full porcelain crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and other variations of crowns. Your dentist helps you select the right type of crown for your needs and allows you to select the perfect shade of white for your crown.
How long will my crown last?
Crowns from iSmile Dental are highly durable and entirely long-lasting. Your crown can last anywhere from 5-15 years or more. However, to extend the duration of your crown treatment, proper oral health care is essential.
Crowns don’t decay, but your natural tooth underneath can. For this reason, it’s important to continue visiting iSmile Dental every six months for a comprehensive dental exam and professional cleaning.
If you require a beautiful, natural-looking crown, contact iSmile Dental today. You can request your crown evaluation through the website or by calling the office nearest you.