Your teeth are durable and experience wear and tear on daily basis. However, your teeth can be vulnerable to impact trauma, enamel erosion, and other dental concerns that can damage your smile. Restorative dental treatment with a crown can shield a tooth from further harm and get your smile looking and feeling its best once again.
Some patients may feel nervous about pending dental work if they do not know what to expect in the dentist’s chair. To make patients more knowledgeable and therefore comfortable in our office, Dr. Brock Hyder, a dentist located in Payette, ID, describes each step of the procedure for restoring your smile with dental crowns.
Creating Your Personalized Dental Crown
If your dentist determines that you require a dental crown to protect a vulnerable tooth, your dentist will first take an impression of the tooth using either a physical mold or digital imaging. The dentist uses this impression, as well as your treatment plan and aesthetic goals, to construct a customized crown.
They will consider the color, size, and shape of your surrounding natural teeth when making this crown so that the final look will appear both beautiful and natural. The crown may take two or three weeks to build, so your dentist can provide you with a temporary crown during this period if necessary.
Preparing the Affected Tooth
Before a dentist can place a dental crown over an affected tooth, the tooth must undergo preparations. The dental professional will provide the patient with a local anesthetic to block nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. They will not experience discomfort during the procedure.
The dentist will then scrape a minute amount of enamel from the tooth to make room for the ceramic cap of the crown. If you require a temporary crown, your dentist will complete this part of the procedure before giving you this treatment.
Securing the Permanent Cap Over Your Tooth
When your permanent dental crown is ready, you will return to your dentist’s office to have it secured over your tooth. The dentist will use bonding to keep the crown in place. They will complete the procedure with a polish for a gorgeous finish.
They will also check your bite before you leave the office to ensure it fits properly and will not impact your oral function. With proper care and maintenance, you can experience restorative oral health benefits from this treatment for 15 to 30 years. Continue practicing good oral hygiene and avoid abnormal pressures on your teeth to preserve your dental crown.
Dental Crowns and More Restorative Dental Treatments in Payette, ID
Payette Dental provides dental crowns and other restorative dental solutions to patients in Payette, ID. Dr. Hyder also specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry, including tooth bonding, for patients of all ages. To schedule a consultation or appointment with our practice, contact our staff by phone at 208.243.9807 or reach our office online.