Are you stressed with worn, broken teeth, tooth decay, or tooth loss? If so, Dr. Novan Nguyen at Blossom Dental Wellness in the Sacramento area, California, may be able to help you with dental crowns.
Dental crowns are fabricated from different materials like porcelain, ceramic, resin, or even stainless steel. Each type of crown serves a specific purpose and provides additional strength. Because of advances in dental technology, modern crowns are now stronger and more natural-looking than ever.
What Are the Reasons For Dental Crowns?
There are some valid reasons when you should consider dental crowns. Not only do cracked, broken, or fractured teeth look unpleasant aesthetically, but they can cause further dental problems if they are not protected with a crown restoration. The tooth can potentially become infected without treatment. Dental crowns can conceal the damage and protect your tooth from future harm. A few situations when crowns can be helpful include:
- You have cracked, broken, or fractured teeth
- You have large dental fillings
- You need root canal therapy
- You have tooth decay
- You have a missing tooth
- You have cosmetic issues
- Your teeth are worn down
What Is the Procedure for Placing Dental Crowns?
Once it has been decided that dental crowns are suitable for you, you will need a dental exam with Dr. Novan Nguyen. During the exam, he will diagnose any problems in your oral cavity and decide if any dental work needs to be carried out before the crowns are placed.
We use conventional methods when it comes to dental crowns. This means that for the placement of dental crowns, we do little preparation of the tooth to save its structure as much as possible.
Once your tooth has been prepared or given any necessary procedures, Dr. Novan Nguyen will take impressions of your tooth. These digital impressions will be sent to the dental lab for the fabrication of the crowns. In the meantime, you can be provided with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is done.
When the permanent crown arrives from the lab, our dentist will make sure the color and shape are correct and fit efficiently. From there, the dental crown is bonded to your tooth.
If you think you need dental crowns, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Novan Nguyen can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile for life.