Ensuring That Your Crown Offers Long-Term Care

Upon hearing the news that you need restorative dental work, you can be understandably worried for your smile. The problem that needs to be treated should be taken seriously, but you can have less to worry about when it comes to the actual experience of treatment. This is because you can have your tooth fully protected, and you can enjoy both cosmetic and functional support, when a durable restoration is placed. If your oral health issue calls for a dental crown, our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office can provide a custom-made appliance that will have lasting value. With the right oral hygiene habits and regular dental checkups, you can find that your crown will maintain its appearance and condition over many years and continue to keep your vulnerable tooth safe.

A Crown Can Provide Lasting Protection For An Unhealthy Tooth

A dental crown is a type of restoration that can be used to treat an advanced cavity or a problem with a physically hurt tooth. The support it provides is more significant than what a dental filling offers, as it surrounds the tooth structure completely. Placing the crown requires two appointments, with the first visit dedicated to both capturing needed measurements and preparing the tooth structure to hold your restoration. At your second visit, we will confirm that the crown we received is the right shape and size, and after doing this we can affix it in place permanently. The hold and the material used to make the restoration will be strong enough to offer long-term value even as you depend on the crown for bite support.

How We Determine If You Need A Crown Or Filling

The type of restoration you need will be determined by the health of your tooth and what kind of functional support it needs to offer. A filling will be the preferred choice when a problem is not too severe, as it occupies less space and lets us preserve more of your healthy enamel. However, if there are concerns about your health or dental function, we can instead use a custom crown to provide more support.

Avoiding Oral Health Issues In The Future

If you want to avoid new problems that require restorative dental work and make sure your restorations remain in good condition, regular dental exams can help! These visits provide important updates about your teeth, and they can give you feedback about crowns and fillings that you have already received. They also provide thorough cleanings that can prevent new problems.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Treatment With A Custom Crown

A custom crown can offer long-term cosmetic and functional support! If you need to arrange oral health care, or if you have concerns about a restoration that you have already received, please reach out to Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.