Spotlight on Dental Crowns

Spotlight on Dental Crowns

Your dentist may recommend that you receive one or more dental crowns if you have severely damaged or aesthetically displeasing teeth. It’s common for residents of the Everett area to receive dental crowns because of weakened or fractured teeth, or because of poorly shaped or severely discolored teeth. A dentist may also apply a dental crown after the patient undergoes a root canal. Crowns are a type of teeth restoration. They are essentially caps that enclose the entirety of the natural tooth or what remains of the natural tooth. Since a crown looks and feels exactly like a real tooth, no one will be able to notice the difference. Dental crowns also function just like real teeth so you’ll be able to eat and speak normally.

To prepare for the crown placement, your dentist may need to reduce the size of the natural tooth so that there is enough space for the crown. Then, the dentist takes impressions and sends them to a laboratory where your crown will be fabricated. You can expect to receive a temporary crown while you’re waiting for your permanent crown. Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to the dental clinic for its placement. dental crowns