A dental crown is an artificial tooth used to replace or restore a person’s natural tooth crown (visible part of tooth) due to damage or disease. The tooth crown is connected to the roots of the tooth and a dental crown will either be affixed to the natural tooth roots, or to a dental implant. When done properly, a dental crown will look and function just like the original tooth crown.
Dental crowns have come a long way over the years. With advancements in dental technology, dental crowns can now look almost exactly like a real tooth. Also, because of the strength and durability of materials used to create the dental crown, people can live life normally as if they still have their natural tooth crown.
Pain-Free Dentistry – Even For A Tooth Crown
We find that many people in Missoula are suffering from toothaches or have other dental issues that are affecting their health and wellbeing but they are afraid to go to the dentist. Often this is because they have had bad experiences with dentists in the past.
So while a dental crown or other dental procedure could help them feel better and return to normal life, this real fear keeps them from going to the dentist.
At Felton Dental Care in Missoula, MT, we cater to dental cowards and people with paralyzing dental anxiety. As Karen describes in the video, we practice pain-free dentistry here. A focus of our practice is patient comfort. So whether it is a tooth crown, a filling, a cleaning, or even cosmetic dentistry that you need, we will help you feel comfortable. You might even enjoy going to the dentist, as Karen does.
Creating Your Dental Crowns
The process involved in the creation of a dental crown is intended to come as close to an exact fit and look of the natural tooth crown as possible. Many patients say that they cannot even tell that they don’t still have their natural tooth crown when a new dental crown is placed successfully. To start, a mold is usually taken of the teeth. This mold is used to determine the exact shape that the new dental crown needs to be. A dental crown is then made from the mold. When the natural tooth or dental implant is prepped to receive the new dental crown, the dental crown is placed and any final shaping or contouring will follow. This process ensures that the patient’s bite will function properly and the new crown will not cause any issues to surrounding teeth.
Modern dental crowns have been known to last for an extraordinarily long time. Felton Dental Care is proud to offer the finest in dental crown materials and craftsmanship to ensure a successful, long-term solution to replace your natural tooth crown. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have about dental crowns and whether or not a dental crown is the right solution for you.
Schedule a visit today to discuss dental crowns with Dr. Brett Felton.