Have you accidentally injured or cracked one of your pearly whites? Do you have a severely decayed tooth? Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to repair the affected tooth as soon as possible. This way you can continue talking and eating without discomfort as well as avoid any complications or risk of further damage or infection. Fortunately, our team at Hyland Dental can rebuild a durable and natural-looking smile with dental crowns in Mankato. Feel free to give us a call if you wish to learn more about this treatment today!
A dental crown is a sturdy and tooth-colored cap that is designed to cover, protect, and strengthen a compromised tooth. Not only does this common restoration preserve it from future damage, but it can also improve its size and shape to create or more ideal appearance. The dental crown will be cemented over the entire top side of the natural tooth that is visible above the gum line. This may be required for patients that have a that is cracked, broken, or weakened due to decay. It can also be used to cosmetically enhance a tooth that is drastically stained or discolored. While dental crowns can be made of various materials like metal and porcelain, we typically make our restorations out of Emax and zirconia.
Once our team concludes that a dental crown is the best option for your situation, we can begin to prepare your tooth. We’ll first numb your mouth to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your procedure. We’ll then remove any decayed tissue, roughen up the surface, and remove a small portion of your enamel to make space for your restoration.
Impressions of your tooth will be taken to provide a blueprint for your dental crowns. Traditionally, these would be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. However, our team utilizes CEREC technology to create your crown in a single visit! Instead of needing to wear a temporary one for a few weeks, we can complete your same-day treatment under one roof to create a durable, natural-looking, and properly fitted dental crown.
This restorative treatment offers a variety of benefits. With a dental crown, you can expect to enjoy the following advantages for your smile: