Usually, when a dental crown is required, it means the tooth has been through some tough times. With that being said, there are many different types of dental crowns. The good part about dental crowns is that when the crown is placed, the affected tooth becomes stronger. At New Essence Dentistry, we understand the worry that patients may have when they find out they need dental crowns. Our staff is ready to make the process painless and easy for patients.
The dental crown is needed when the crown of the tooth has severe decay, and the nerve root or pulp of the tooth has an infection. There are several different reasons that this could occur, but one of the most common reasons that folks need dental crowns is the failure of older fillings. If fillings are not constantly checked, they can chip and crack, which allows harmful particulates into the sensitive areas of teeth. Other reasons people need crowns can be poor dental hygiene. That said, whenever decay is present, the most common cure is the root canal and the crown.
The procedure for getting dental crowns starts with a root canal. The root canal is designed to remove the infected pulp from the tooth so that the tooth does not have further harm done to it like an abscess. Once the root canal is finished, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. The permanent crown will be made in the lab and shipped over to the dentist. At that point, you will return, and the permanent crown will be placed on the tooth, and you can continue as if nothing ever happened.
Often, folks find out they need dental crowns in an emergency. However, if you are experiencing odd sensations or intermittent pain, give us a call at New Essence Dentistry because you may need a dental crown.