Have you been contemplating having a dental crown but not sure what the procedure entails or if it would really work?
At 360 Dental, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions Dr. Ari Binder gets asked about dental crowns. Check out these answers to help you better understand the procedure.
Q: What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a type of tooth restoration procedure in which Dr. Binder uses a tooth-shaped cap to place over your tooth to restore its appearance and function.
Q: When Should You Get a Dental Crown?
You’re a good candidate for a dental crown if you have a broken, cracked, discolored, misshapen, or abnormally sized tooth. If you have severe tooth decay, a dental crown can also help restore it and protect it from further damage.
Q: What Happens When You Get a Crown?
Dental crown installation is typically a multistep process. During your first appointment, Dr. Binder will thoroughly examine your tooth before filing it down and removing its outer layer. He will then create an impression of your tooth and the surrounding teeth and send it to the dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, he will remove the damaged portion of your tooth, then use an antiseptic to clean it out thoroughly. He will then use a dental-grade cement to adhere the dental crown to your tooth.
Q: What Material Does a Dentist Use for a Crown?
This depends on your personal preferences, financial situation, and location of your tooth. Dr. Binder will discuss your options and the longevity of each one to help you make an informed decision as to which is the most suitable for you.
We have dental crowns that are made of composite resin, porcelain, metal, or a mixture of materials. Porcelain and composite resin aren’t as strong as metal, so Dr. Binder may recommend them only for your front teeth.
For your back teeth, Dr. Binder may suggest metal crowns.
Q: Is It Painful?
To keep you relaxed throughout the procedure, Dr. Binder will administer either a local anesthetic or IV sedation, depending on your preference.
After the procedure, you may experience sensitivity or discomfort but nothing unbearable. Dr. Binder may prescribe painkillers that you can take at home.
Q: How Do You Take Care of Your Dental Crown?
You take care of dental crowns just like you do your natural teeth. You should brush three times a day and floss as often as you need to. You also need to kick your bad habits, which may affect the longevity of your crown. You need to avoid chewing gum and hard foods.
High-Quality Dental Crowns in Eugene, Oregon
At 360 Dental, we are a leading-edge dental practice, dedicated to giving our patients the best in restorative dentistry—high-quality dental crowns, fillings, bridges, and implants. Dr. Ari Binder combines his expertise and caring approach with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods to deliver exceptional results.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Binder, you may call us at (541) 689-1645 or use our online contact form.