Teeth are susceptible to injury, disease and decay and may chip, crack or break. Once these injuries happen teeth have to be restored or they may soon be lost. Teeth restoration at the office of Dr. Michael J. Murray, DDS often means using 06820 dental crowns (also known as caps) to save the tooth and to bring its appearance back to normal.
A crown to is a restoration that covers the teeth, it is molded by our dentist to fit snugly over the remnants of your existing tooth and matches the height and positioning of the original tooth. The 06820 dental crowns can be made of several different materials, such as porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all porcelain or a variety of other ceramic materials. Our practice uses crowns for a variety of reasons including the restoration of a broken or cracked tooth, to correct a misshapen tooth, strengthen a weak tooth, to improve a tooth’s appearance, cover a tooth that doesn’t have much structure left to protect it from breaking, and to attach a bridge. The crown is really a workhorse in terms of dental applications.
Our dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination of the patient’s mouth to diagnose the problem and gauge his overall dental health. After discussing the exam’s findings and our dentist’s recommendation if a crown is the selected treatment the dentist will take impressions and prepare the tooth for the crown. This usually entails removing part of the tooth’s remaining structure so the crown will fit snugly and blend naturally with the rest of the patient’s teeth. After this procedure our dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it. If any preliminary procedures are needed, such as an endodontic treatment they will generally be performed before the tooth is prepared for the crown. Our practice works with a laboratory to custom fabricate the crown, which is cemented in place during the next visit. If something does happen to one of your teeth contact our office as soon as possible so we can save your natural tooth with 06820 dental crowns.