Are you struggling with teeth that aren’t at their best any longer? Crowns are a popular and versatile solution to a wide variety of dental problems here at Franklin Dental Center, including:
While dental crowns can be crafted from several different materials, our team is most likely to recommend porcelain, as it will match the natural shade of your other teeth and blend in well with your smile as a whole.
Traditionally, having a new crown designed, created, and placed over a tooth will require 2-3 visits to our practice. During your first appointment, Dr. Franklin-Pitts will adjust the affected tooth/teeth, take detailed impressions, and send them off to a trusted dental laboratory. She will place a temporary crown in the meantime in order to protect the tooth in the interim. Once the new crown arrives, you’ll be invited back for a follow-up visit so that we can cement it securely in place and make any last-minute adjustments.
Our practice also happy to now offer dental crowns and other restorations that are created with state-of-the-art CEREC technology! CEREC simplifies this process down to a single, convenient appointment while still maintaining the quality you need and deserve.
On a whole, dental crowns are very durable, and they should last for 10-15 years or even longer as long as they’re cared for properly. Patients are strongly encouraged to continue brushing and flossing around the treated as normal to maintain oral health.