A Royal Repair for Your Smile

Dental Crowns: A Royal Repair for Your Smile

September 21, 2018

Is your child’s tooth broken, chipped, or simple in need of repair? Dental crowns are an effective method in restoring a tooth to its proper function while improving its appearance. Urbach Pediatric Dentistry provides a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatments to fit every one of our patients’ needs. How can dental crowns improve your smile and what lasting benefits do they provide? Continue reading on to see how dental crowns are a royal repair for your smile.

Know Your Crowns: What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are provided to patients as a ‘cap’ for their individual tooth. They help teeth in a variety of ways, including the following:

  • To cover over a cavity that is too large for a filling.
  • Improve the shape of a tooth.
  • Fix a badly cracked or broken tooth.
  • Help provide extra strength to a tooth after a root canal treatment is performed.
  • To fix stained or discolored teeth.
  • To fit over a dental implant post in place of a missing tooth.
  • To support a dental bridge that is replacing a missing tooth.

Getting A Dental Crown: What is the Process of Applying a Dental Crown?

To begin, your dentist will remove any decay or debris from the affected area. They will then shape the tooth to prepare it for the new restoration. A form of anesthetic will be provided to best avoid any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The dentist will take an impression or mold of the teeth and send it in to a lab to be created into a custom crown. A temporary crown will be placed until the permanent one is finished.

Taking Care of Your Crown

Take care of your dental crown as you would your own teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will ensure it lasts a long time and doesn’t trap food debris or bacteria. Frequent dental exams allow our team to check up on the state of the crown.

Dental Crown Costs and Insurance Coverage

Contact our office today to schedule your child’s next appointment!