One of the best ways to protect a damaged or decayed tooth is with a dental crown. A crown covers the tooth entirely, creating a shield or cap that prevents the tooth from sustaining further damage.
Using a dental crown, we may have the ability to successfully treat a tooth that would otherwise need a more complex procedure, like root canal treatment or a dental extraction. Additionally, we may recommend a crown over a tooth that has already had root canal treatment since the process often weakens the tooth's structure.
Procedure for Dental Crowns at Dental Health Partners
If your dentist in Mitchell has recommended a dental crown to protect a weakened tooth, the first step will require impressions of your tooth and an analysis of your tooth color. Next, we use the impressions to create a customized crown that fits your tooth perfectly. In many cases, we use color analysis to match the crown's color precisely to your natural tooth shade, creating a completely seamless appearance.
Then, we will prepare your tooth carefully for the crown placement, ensuring that the crown will have room to sit precisely on top of the tooth for comfort, function, and appearance. We will also remove any decay or old filling material at this time, and we make another final impression of the tooth for accuracy.
Finally, we will send the impressions to a dental lab, where your custom crown will be designed, and we'll place a temporary crown over the tooth. The temporary crown will act as protection until we place the final crown, keeping the tooth in place and ready to receive the crown.
When we receive your crown, we'll attach it to your tooth with dental cement for a firm, secure fit, and you'll leave our office with better oral health and a restored smile.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Mitchell Today!
If you need a dental crown in the Mitchell, SD area, our dedicated team at Dental Health Partners would be happy to assist you.
Dr. Melissa Maier and Dr. Cody Gronsten are skilled at placing beautiful crowns that keep your teeth safe and cover smile flaws, and they will evaluate your tooth carefully to see if a crown can help you.
Give our dentist office a call at (605) 996-1316 to schedule a consultation! Dental Health Partners is located at 240 E. 23rd Avenue in Mitchell, SD, right by Lake Mitchell. We cannot wait to work with you!