Discover Our Approach to Dental Crowns and Bridges
With crowns, usually, that’s indicated if you have a big filling that’s been there forever or the amalgam silver feeling that you’ve had for several years starts leaking or it starts getting a crack. So we want to make sure that we have a full coverage restoration on that tooth. And so that’s when a crown is indicated.
What it does is, you know, it protects that tooth fully so it doesn’t, it is very strong in terms of if you’re eating, chewing forces are not as heavy on that tooth itself. So basically with that, it’s two appointments with a crown. So we see you, we numb you really well, again, make you feel comfortable, remove decay as needed, build the tooth back up as needed, and then make a preparation of the tooth.
So basically, think about it as making a miniature of that tooth. So I’m shaving here and there, which feels like a lot when I’m in there, but it’s actually we’re shaving a little bit, a very small amount, just enough for a crown to fit in there and protect that tooth permanently.