Dental crowns can help you regain confidence in your smile.
When you smile, do you feel confident or do you worry about a broken tooth? Do you have a tooth that is badly damaged, decaying, or weakened? These are instances that we see rather often in the world of dentistry, even right here in Statesville, North Carolina at Kotis Family Dentistry. If you have a physical defect of a tooth like a fracture or if your tooth is no longer able to perform its duties, it might be necessary to get a crown.
A dental crown, unfortunately, is nothing like what most of us think of when we think of crowns! Instead of being something royalty wears, a dental crown is made of specialized porcelain that is shaped like a tooth. We then cement this false tooth onto your existing one to create a usable false tooth! The process can take a few days, but the results are ones that can last for many years to come.
During the first visit of getting a crown placed, one of our qualified dentists at Kotis Family Dentistry will remove a good portion of your affected tooth. It will be essentially shaved down to a little stump that is still attached to the root of your tooth. Your dentist may place a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being made from an impression of your old tooth. Once the permanent crown is made, it is affixed to the root and “stump” of your remaining tooth with a very strong, permanent adhesive. After that, you can treat your crown like any other tooth!
For more information about dental crowns, come talk with us at Kotis Family Dentistry.