Would you like to learn more about crowns from your Danville, CA, dentist?
Teeth weaken over time, making them more susceptible to decay, cracks, discoloration, and other problems. If you'd like to rejuvenate your smile, you may want to consider crowns. Available from the Danville, CA, office of Dr. John P. O'Grady, dental crowns hide dental imperfections and reinforce your teeth—read on to learn what else this treatment can do for you!
More about Crowns
Crowns are made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia, all of which are made to match the shade of your other teeth for a beautiful, natural look.
The process of getting crowns is simple; if your dentist notices a tooth is decayed or weak, they'll remove the decay, disinfect the tooth, and have a filling or dental bonding put in to seal the structure.
This procedure is simple and usually takes 2 appointments to our Danville office to complete. During the first visit, your dentist will examine the teeth and eliminate any present decay. Next, any affected teeth are reshaped so that a crown can be placed over atop. Don't worry—a local anesthetic is administered before any work is done, decreasing or eliminating the possibility of any pain or discomfort.
Once the reshaping is complete, molds are taken and sent to a dental lab where the crown is made. You'll be given a temporary crown until its permanent counterpart is ready, which usually takes 2 weeks to complete. Following this period, the permanent crown is cemented in place, where it should last about for many years.
Your teeth may need crowns if they have any of the following issues:
- Tooth decay/weakened
- Cracked/fractured/chipped teeth
- Broken/missing teeth
- An almost dislodged filling
If you want to learn more about dental crowns from Dr. John P. O'Grady, call his Danville, CA, office at (925) 820-5585 to book an appointment today!