Dental Crown Candidates
Some cavities are fairly small, meaning that they only need tooth-colored fillings to patch up the cracks. However, cavities grow over time. If you let them expand, they will form larger areas of decay. When we see teeth with bigger amounts of decay, we have to shave down your tooth and place a dental crown on top.
Still, some cavities grow more, allowing bacteria to enter the roots of your teeth. When we see this much decay, we have to perform a root canal. The good news is that root canals are much easier than in the past. When you visit us for a root canal, your procedure will be painless with minimal recovery time.
Finally, if your tooth can no longer function well, we will recommend an extraction with a tooth replacement. Sometimes, we will place a dental crown on top of a dental implant instead of a denture. Whether you receive a crown or a denture, we will make sure your smile looks beautiful and functions perfectly.
Therefore, the perfect dental crown candidate has a large cavity but a solid tooth foundation. Or, they may need a tooth extraction and a permanent replacement. When you visit our team at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we will examine your teeth and tell you which procedure we recommend.
The Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown is basically a cap that we place atop your tooth to protect your roots. When we fit a dental crown, we make sure that it looks just like your smile, and functions like your other teeth—if not better.
First, our dental team will take scans of your teeth to create the perfect dental crown to fit your smile. Then, we will match the shade of your teeth to the ceramic material we use to blend your crown.
After we send the exact shade and size to our in-house CEREC lab, we’ll start preparing your tooth. To prepare your tooth, our dental team will numb the area around the infected tooth. Next, we will use our advanced tools to remove any decay. When the dental crown is ready, we will fit your new crown to your smile on the same day.
CEREC Dental Crowns
At Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use only the best, most effective technology. That’s why we love using CEREC dental crowns to ensure a good fit, functional chewing, and same-day treatment.
First, we use 3D imaging to ensure a good fit. Then, our computer-assisted design (CAD) programs create a crown that restores your tooth. Our CAD programs ensure that it’s as healthy and functional as the rest of your smile. With CEREC technology, you will keep a beautiful, functional tooth on your natural tooth roots for years to come.
Your Same-Day Dental Crown Expert in Anchorage
Don’t push away your toothaches. Get the treatment you need to relieve your pain and gain a healthy smile once again.
If you need a dental crown or a consultation, call Dr. Crosby at (907) 277-1098 to schedule an appointment.