Teeth can be damaged in all sorts of different ways. Whether your tooth becomes injured while you are participating in a contact sport, you haven’t always had the most idea oral hygiene routine, or you have experienced an accident, teeth can be left damaged. In the end, you could even need to have a tooth extracted if it is left untreated. Fortunately, there is a reliable way to save your damaged teeth. Dr. Nicholas Baldelli offers dental crowns to protect compromised teeth from further harm. To learn more about dental crowns in Newport, RI or to schedule an appointment, just give us a call!
A dental crown is a customized cap that is made to fit over the biting surface of a damaged or otherwise weakened tooth. They can be made out of numerous different materials, like gold, ceramic, and porcelain. This type of restoration is used for patients who are dealing with a:
The procedure for getting a dental crown is fairly straightforward. It usually takes place over a few appointments. First, we will take a look at your smile to ensure that a dental crown is the best option to protect your tooth. Next, a thin layer of your enamel will be removed to make room for the crown to fit comfortably. An impression will be taken of your tooth and the surrounding gumline. This will be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom crown will be crafted just for you. Once your new crown is ready, we will give you a call to come back to the dental office. In the meantime, you will be given a temporary crown to keep your tooth safe. Once your crown is placed, it can last for upwards of 15 years if you care for it properly!
There are all sorts of different benefits to expect when you get your dental crown. Here are just a handful of them: