Dental crowns have been introduced to the public in the early 1900s. Before the time it was invented or created if you will, people would have to use their own teeth as a replacement for their missing tooth or teeth. This would be a very painful and difficult process, not to mention the fact that you could easily injure yourself while using your own teeth.
With the introduction of dental crowns, people were able to get the same look and feel of their natural teeth without having to put themselves through all that pain. Crowns are made to look and feel just like your natural teeth, but if you take care of them, they will last much longer.
A dental crown, often known as a "cap" or "crown," is essentially a cap that covers the tooth's external surface. A crown is used to reinforce a tooth that has been weakened by a big filling or a fracture and can no longer tolerate normal chewing pressure.
In other words, a crown can prevent you from having to extract your teeth. We may create a bespoke porcelain crown for your tooth at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, giving you a natural-looking, yet comfortable smile. Even down to the tiniest natural grooves, your new crown will blend in with your existing natural teeth.
At Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we think that preserving teeth rather than extracting them is the best option. Not only would restoring your natural teeth save you money in the long term, but it will also protect your oral health from the dangers of missing teeth, such as jawbone resorption and shifting teeth. However, if a tooth must be pulled, we will talk to you about potential tooth replacement choices.
Yes. The permanent porcelain crown that we place over your tooth will remain in place indefinitely. This is advantageous because you will never have to be concerned! Simply eat and drink anything you want as you normally would with your natural teeth.
We are proud to offer cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry at Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by utilizing the latest technologies and materials. This means we can provide our patients with top-notch cosmetic dentistry. We can construct your dental crown in the same day utilizing high-quality dental porcelain and modern dentistry technologies! This eliminates the need to wear a temporary crown for weeks. In our Duncan, SC office, you can get a new crown in only one visit.
Our dentist will numb your mouth and gently remove damaged parts of your tooth to make room for your new porcelain crown during your appointment. We then scan your tooth with our CAD program. This is then used with our in-office milling machine (CAD) to create your personalized dental crown while you wait. The dentist will seat your crown into place and make any required modifications once it is ready. Your new tooth will be ready to use as you leave our office.
Patients seeking to protect their smiles and address cosmetic concerns can choose from a variety of cosmetic dental methods. A dental crown, on the other hand, is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. At Keels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we tailor treatment regimens to each patient's specific needs. That said, when it comes to treating our patients, we prefer to be conservative.
This means that we strive to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, which means that some patients may require more or less intrusive surgery to keep their teeth. Because each case is unique, we recommend scheduling a consultation to see if a dental crown is best for you. So call us today!