If you’ve been told your tooth decay or damage is too big for a filling, there is still hope to revive your smile. Porcelain dental crowns from Robert L. Holloway, DDS, repair extensive tooth damage by encapsulating your entire tooth from the gum line. Once we crown your tooth, it looks and performs like your natural teeth, if not better.
Want to hear more good news about dental crowns? They’re beautiful enough to repair all your teeth, including those within your smile zone. So, if you have tooth decay or damage in your front teeth, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, Indiana, for dental crown treatment.
Unlike dental veneers covering the front part of your teeth, dental crowns cover your entire tooth to limit exposing your tooth’s delicate roots and nerves below your gum line. In addition, a dental cap protects your decayed or damaged tooth from further damage and infection by bacteria. What’s more, a dental crown strengthens your biting and chewing ability for normal dentition.
Dentists use numerous materials, including metal, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal (PFM), to make dental crowns. We prefer porcelain dental crowns because they’re beautiful and versatile enough to restore damage anywhere in your mouth. However, if you opt for other materials, Dr. Holloway will craft a restoration suited to your unique needs.
By now, you know you need a dental crown to strengthen a weakened tooth. The other reasons you may need a dental crown include the following:
Installing traditional dental crowns requires at least two dental appointments. The first step is assessing your tooth and the surrounding tissues to determine the extent of the damage. Next, we numb your gums and reshape your tooth to create space for a crown. Then, we take the impressions of the prepped tooth and the surrounding teeth. These molds are what our dental lab will use to create your crown. We will install a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth until your second appointment.
You’ll book another appointment with Dr. Holloway when your crown is ready. We’ll remove the temporary restoration, clean your tooth, and carefully place your new crown over your tooth. The dentist will inspect your crown’s fit, shape, and color before using dental cement to bond your crown to your tooth.
Dental crowns yield numerous functional and cosmetic benefits. Some include:
Ready for a happier, healthier you? Don’t let tooth damage or decay lower your confidence or quality of life. Instead, please dial (317) 672-0950 to schedule a consultation with Robert L. Holloway, DDS, for dental crown treatment.