Dental Crowns Can Repair Your Damaged Tooth

Dental Impressions Offers Dental Crowns For Restoration

Have you accidentally chipped or broken a tooth? This can be very stressful, and you may not know what your options are to fix this. At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, we offer several restorative solutions that can repair your smile and restore function to your teeth. Today, we’re here to tell you about dental crowns.

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A Crown Can Restore Your Smile

You may have broken a tooth from an accident like playing sports or chipped it by biting on something hard. Many patients think that if this happens, they can just leave the problem be. However, if you do not repair the problem, it could lead to more damage. A crack can lead to sensitivity when eating, pain in the mouth, and could even break further leading to full loss of the structure. In extreme cases, you may end up needing extraction if the damage is too severe.

If you have broken your tooth, don’t worry. Call us today to schedule an emergency dental appointment. Depending on the type of damage that has been done, we will offer different restorative solutions for you. We know this can be difficult to navigate and will help you decide the best option.

A custom dental crown can be placed on the surface of your tooth. This helps restore the crack by protecting the damaged portion. You will be able to have a normal function to your teeth with a crown. The material used differs depending on the location of the damage. Your dentist will choose the best solution necessary. Metal is typically used on the back molars because they need more support. Porcelain or zirconia is used on areas where you may prefer the crown to blend in with the rest of your smile.

What To Expect During The Process

It is understandable that dental procedures may cause anxiety for our patients. That’s why we’re here to help explain the steps of getting a crown so you know what to expect.

First, the local area will be numbed. A small part of the enamel will be removed. We will take impressions of the tooth so that it can be sent to a lab for a mold to be created. A temporary material will be placed while you wait for the new one. When the real structure comes in, it will be cemented and will now be a permanent fixture.

Afterward, be sure to follow a consistent oral hygiene routine. You will be able to eat and drink as usual but be wary of crunchy or hard foods. If you have any questions or concerns, always talk with your dentist.

Begin Your Restoration Today!

For more information, schedule an appointment with our team by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230.