How Does A Crown Repair A Tooth?

Our teeth are very strong, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to damage. Poor oral hygiene, injury, and other factors can lead to chipped, cracked, or even broken teeth. In order to repair a tooth, we may suggest a dental crown. In today’s blog, we’re going to use a quiz to discuss how we create and place them!

Try Our Quiz on Dental Crowns

  1. True or False: We custom-make your restoration.
  2. True or False: We can address cosmetic and restorative issues.
  3. True or False: Our team can also place inlays and onlays.

Answer Key

  1. True. To create your dental crown, we first need to remove a small amount of your tooth’s structure. We do this to make room for the restoration. We then take detailed impressions of the teeth, which we send to a dental lab. An expert uses the impressions and images we gather to create the restoration. Once complete, we check the fit and then adhere the crown to the tooth using a powerful bonding agent. For a lifelike appearance, we can use ceramic or zirconia to create them.
  2. True. We’ve placed them to repair cracked, chipped, or even severely broken teeth. We can lengthen a worn-down tooth or reshape a malformed one. We can complete a root canal procedure and also anchor a dental bridge in place. If you’ve lost a tooth, we can use them to restore a single tooth dental implant.
  3. True. In some cases, you may need more than a filling but still not yet require a full restoration. Fortunately, we can create inlays and onlays from ceramic. An inlay fits on the top of the tooth between the cusps. An onlay fits over the cusps on the top of the teeth.

Learn More About Dental Crowns

We can use dental restorations to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. To learn more about the importance of root canal treatment, schedule a consultation by calling Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also welcome patients from Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.



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