What are dental crowns?
Watch the video below to learn more about dental crowns. Dr. Jerry Chueng answers the most frequently asked questions.
If you're looking for family dentistry services in Powell, Ohio, look no further than Bright Smile Dental, where we cater to family members of all ages, especially the younger individuals in your family. Many times young family members have a natural fear of dentistry, and that can be expressed in all kinds of anxiety and avoidance behavior.
Our specialists at Bright Smile Dental understand all this, and they are extremely good at giving your child special attention which can disarm their fears, and help them to cooperate. It's important that your youngsters establish good oral hygiene habits at a young age because these will need to last a lifetime in order to maintain good oral health.
Starting with biannual appointments, our pediatric dentists will provide a deep cleaning service to your youngsters, and educate them about the importance of establishing good habits such as brushing and flossing. Our family dentist's office will also provide services such as filling cavities, pulling teeth, deep cleaning procedures, and any other dental services which members of your family require.
While your family members are waiting to be serviced, they'll enjoy the reading materials and snacks available in our lobby, and they'll get personalized treatment from one of our dental hygienists. When your youngster is ready to be treated, they will be handled with state-of-the-art dental tools which are specially designed for youngsters, so that they will not be uncomfortable while in the chair.
You might also appreciate our emergency dental services, which we provide on a same-day basis, so you won't have to wait for the next day's office hours to manage an emergency. When you have a debilitating toothache, or if you've been in an accident which caused you to have a chipped or cracked tooth, you will need immediate attention, to manage the pain and to rectify the situation. Count on us for all of your emergency dentistry needs, and you can be sure that we'll handle it as promptly and efficiently as possible.
More About Dental Crowns in Columbus
When you search for 'dental crowns near me' or 'dental crown near me', we hope you'll find Bright Smile Dental in Powell, Ohio at the top of your list, so you'll know who to call first. We can provide you with expert dental crown service so that your missing tooth will be quickly forgotten, and you'll have normal functionality and appearance in your mouth.
Powell dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth in order to improve its appearance and restore the shape, strength, and size it once had. Once a dental crown is cemented into place, it will completely encase the remaining portion of a tooth which is situated above the gum line. People typically need dental crowns in order to protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay, so that it doesn't break, and in other cases, it's necessary to hold together the parts of a tooth which have been cracked.
Sometimes teeth get worn down severely, and sometimes it's necessary to support a tooth which had a large filling, and where there is not much natural tooth left. Other cases requiring a dental crown are when it's necessary to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a dental implant. Occasionally, dental crowns are also used as simple cosmetic modifications which can improve your appearance.
Some of the most popular types of dental crowns are made of stainless steel, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or metal alloys which have a high content of platinum or gold. Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated and are generally used as a temporary measure while a permanent crown is being prepared. Metal alloy dental crowns will probably last the longest and will be best able to withstand the biting and chewing forces which occur naturally in your mouth.
These types of crowns rarely break or chip off in your mouth. The only drawback to a metal alloy crown is that it's quite visible in your mouth, so it will be easily detectable whenever your mouth is open. One of the advantages of a porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown is that it can overcome the disadvantage of a metal dental crown and can be colored to match the shade of your existing teeth. If there's a disadvantage to this type of dental crown it's that it's possible that small pieces may chip or break off.
The most natural of all looking dental crowns are all-ceramic crowns, and there are also all-resin dental crowns which are probably the least expensive type of dental crown. You should discuss your options with your Bright Smile Dental specialist, to see which one of these options might be best suited to your circumstances, and which might be best in terms of your personal preferences.
Our Other Services
Although we have a fantastic family dentistry practice and outstanding emergency service, we do also have other dental services which you may want to avail yourself. For anyone who has a terrible fear of being operated on, we offer sedation dentistry whenever a major procedure needs to be performed, so you can be as comfortable as possible.
We also perform root canals and data implants as options for oral surgery, and if you need your wisdom teeth removed, our specialists can accomplish that as well. We can provide dental crowns, fillings, and dentures as needed for any member of your family who is in need of any of those products and services.
If you're interested in cosmetic dentistry, we can provide teeth-whitening services and smile rejuvenation. For those individuals who need teeth to be straightened, we can provide Invisalign clear braces which are virtually invisible to observers, and yet accomplish teeth-straightening in approximately half the time of conventional metal braces.
We also offer dental veneers so those cracked or discolored teeth can be easily covered over, and your smile can be improved significantly. Once you take advantage of some of the dental services we provide, your smile will undoubtedly be improved, and you'll also notice that you're a much more self-confident person because of it.
Better Smile, Better Health
Crowns are used for two main purposes: restorative and cosmetic. Restorative crowns are designed to promote greater teeth strength, repair damage, and prevent tooth loss, whereas cosmetic crowns are placed to cover large, unsightly fillings or weak front teeth to create an aesthetically pleasing smile that will last!
To prep a tooth for a crown replacement, digital impressions are taken and a permanent crown is created. Based on the circumstances of each case, the crown can either be custom designed in-house or sent to an outside lab. Our in-house designed crowns may be delivered the same day! No temporary crowns are needed. Designs sent to an outside lab typically take about two weeks to complete, which is why we provide you with a temporary crown to allow for proper eating, drinking, and speech.