Dr. Amato Can Make Crowns in a Single Day In Most Cases!
A dental crown is a fabricated tooth restoration that fits over a tooth that is compromised from decay or from being broken or some other issue, and the crown is called a cap by some people. The primary role of the dental crown is to restore the oral function of the patient’s tooth, but it also serves the purpose of aesthetic restoration.
Dental crowns are usually required when the patient undergoes root canal treatment for an infected or decayed tooth. Root canals are an invasive treatment, which weakens the tooth structure, making it necessary to provide extra support and stability to the tooth by placing a filling or core buildup to cover and protect the root canal, then a dental crown over the filling or core buildup to restore further strength, function and aesthetics to the tooth. Although front teeth are most noticeable when a crown is needed, in particular, back or posterior teeth require a crown after root canals to protect the bite in those teeth so the patient can still chew properly.
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns are also deemed necessary if the tooth structure cannot be saved and the tooth needs to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant. In such a case, the crown is placed over the titanium dental implant which functions as a tooth root. Millions of patients around the world are using crowns placed over dental implants as an effective and long-lasting solution for replacing their missing teeth.
Highly advanced porcelain materials are used to make dental crowns to match with the rest of the patient’s natural teeth. Crowns are especially used for any teeth that are visible when the patient is smiling, but back or posterior teeth may need to be crowned too to keep chewing functionality. With superior crown material and fabrication, combined with Dr. Amato’s skillful placement of the crown, a dental crown restoration can last for several years.
A crown restoration takes two visits to the dentist’s office. On the first visit, the dental impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth. In the past, it would take about two to three weeks for the crown to be fabricated in the laboratory. On the second visit, the tooth structure is prepared and the permanent crown is cemented into place or seated. However, there is much less time between visits these days, because Dr. Amato can create beautiful porcelain crowns right in his office. You can come in and get a crown in a single day, in most cases, or sometimes just a couple of days if any special materials have to be ordered to make your crown.
Dr. Amato Makes Natural-Looking Crowns that Enhance the Smiles of Jefferson, NC residents!
Dr. Francis X. Amato III, DMD, MICOI has extensive experience in the placement of crowns and bridges, as well as in the placement and restoration of implants, having earned Mastership and Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and recommends implants to patients when appropriate. If crowns, bridges or dental Implants interest you, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amato today!