When you know that your teeth need work, it can be a worrying time. You may have questions about what kind of treatment you’ll need, how it will feel, and what it’s likely to cost. Many people wonder ‘what should I know before I get a dental crown?’. Finding a dentist you can trust is absolutely key. At Boyle Family Dental, we take the personal approach to put patient peace of mind at the forefront of what we do. Operating in Idaho Falls, we prioritize patient care. So let’s take a look at a few things you need to know before getting a dental crown.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Many problems with teeth can be easily solved with the addition of a dental crown. These are thin forms made from the highest-quality porcelain and fitted to your existing tooth when it needs help. They can help to repair damage on a cracked or broken tooth, help to strengthen and protect or stabilize a tooth after a procedure like a root canal. They provide brilliant, long-lasting results, and fitting a dental crown is usually quite straightforward.
How Does A Dental Crown Work?
If you have a tooth that has become significantly damaged, beyond a simple filling, a dental crown is the next step. Not only can they restore the appearance of your teeth, but they can protect your natural tooth against decay, restore the full functionality and appearance of a damaged tooth, and give you back your smile. Dental crowns are very durable and should last over 15 years once applied.
Should I Be Worried About Getting A Dental Crown?
The process of applying a dental crown is relatively straightforward – it can usually be done in just a couple of visits. In your first appointment, we will be preparing the tooth for the application, creating an impression for the crown to be formed in, and applying a temporary crown. About two weeks later, your permanent crown should be ready, and when you come back in we’ll apply it. The process is not painful – we use a local anesthetic before the procedure and you shouldn’t experience any discomfort after the crown has been applied.
Caring For Your Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are individually designed to exactly resemble the color and shape of your own teeth, so they look great, and all they require is that you keep your dental hygiene measures up – brushing, flossing and using mouthwash two or three times a day, just how you would care for your other teeth.
Those looking for crowns in Idaho Falls know that they can trust Boyle Family Dental to take care of their smiles. Whether you need to stop decay, repair a broken tooth or improve the appearance of your smile, properly fitted dental crowns can really make a difference to how you look and feel. So get in touch and we can work out a treatment plan that will suit you and make sure you get back your smile in no time at all.