Staring at a set of wonderful-looking teeth everyday never ceases to brighten up your mood. Thanks to beautiful pearly whites, you get to look presentable during your best friend’s birthday party or sister’s wedding. You also don’t have to feel uneasy every time you approach the apple of your eye. Moreover, you can conduct yourself with confidence whenever you’re in an important business meeting. The bad news is a number of unavoidable accidents can cause your teeth to break. Don’t worry about it. In the event that your teeth do break, your Kennewick dentist can help them regain their aesthetically appealing look using crowns.
A crown is a dental restoration that takes the form of a tooth-shaped cap. It’s placed over the entire portion of your broken tooth in order to enhance its appearance, make it stronger, and ensure its safety from any more injuries.
Covering your tooth with a crown
In covering your tooth with a crown, your dentist meets up with you twice. On your initial trip to your dentist’s office, he first checks if your affected tooth is severely decayed or infected to require a root canal treatment. If your dentist doesn’t see the need for a root canal, he applies a local anesthetic to your tooth as well as the surrounding gum tissue. He then prepares your tooth to receive the crown by reshaping it. Once your dentist is done reshaping your tooth, he uses a paste or putty to take impressions of it and the teeth that surround it. As soon as the impressions are taken, your dentist places a temporary crown over your tooth before sending you home. When you return after two to three weeks, your dentist determines whether your tooth can properly accommodate the permanent crown. If the permanent crown is deemed acceptable, your dentist gives your tooth a local anesthetic shot and uses permanent cement to attach the new crown to it.
If you have any inquiries on crowns, you may dial 509-591-0515 or accomplish our online form to set an appointment with Dr. Walter Hadley.