- Treatment Duration? Two appointments
- Why? Restore damaged tooth’s appearance and function
- Who? All ages
- Effective For? 5+ years
For patients with broken teeth, tooth decay, fractured fillings, root canals, and large fillings on the front teeth, porcelain crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth to achieve a natural shape, size, and coloring. Porcelain crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are often used for patients with extensive damage or decay because they are able to strengthen the structure of the original tooth. At Webster Dental Care, porcelain anterior crown treatments are one of several offered crown options. If you think you may need a dental crown or a crown replacement, contact Webster Dental Care to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
The Anterior Crown Process
Anterior crown restorations typically require two sessions. During your first appointment, your dentist will take impressions to create your custom crown that perfectly matches the size and shape of your tooth. After taking your impressions, the tooth will be numbed so that damaged or decayed portions can be removed. Next, the tooth will be filed, and a temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement. The temporary crown is designed to remain on the tooth for two weeks while the permanent crown is created, so the dentist will check your bite to ensure the alignment is correct and comfortable.
At the second appointment, your permanent crown will be carefully placed and polished to ensure even spacing and a proper bite. Proper dental hygiene and care is essential for maintaining your dental crown, so after your treatment, your dentist will discuss the proper care and cleaning of your new crown and answer any questions you may have.