Crowns may be a viable tooth restoration procedure if you have a broken or damaged tooth. Both Dr. Peter Balle and Dr. Khoa Nguyen can determine whether you are a good candidate for dental crowns when you come in for a consultation.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that will fit tightly over your natural tooth to cover and protect it. Dentists usually place dental crowns to restore the size, appearance, and strength of the tooth structure. Crowns can fix a number of issues associated with the tooth by covering the part of the tooth that sits above the gum line.
Consultation for dental crowns
When you visit a regular dentist, getting dental crowns typically takes two office visits. However, when you visit Balle & Associates, you have access to the CEREC system, which only requires one visit.
First, Dr. Balle or Dr. Nguyen will prepare your tooth for the crown. Then, they will take a set of X-rays to ensure that the root of the tooth and surrounding bone are healthy enough to support a dental crown. If the tooth has been decayed into the nerve, a root canal may be necessary before a crown can be placed.
Also, your dentist will check the health of your gum tissue. Having healthy gums will ensure a secure fit and will enable us to proceed with the permanent cementation of the dental crown.