Dental crowns — sometimes called “caps” — go over your tooth instead of inside them like a filling. Dr. Syed at Lebanon Dental Center in Lebanon, NH might recommend getting a crown if your tooth has:
When you need a crown, you can generally plan on seeing our Lebanon, New Hampshire dentist for two different appointments, a couple of weeks apart.
During your first visit, we’ll numb the tooth and then reduce it down so that a “cap” can fit over it. Any damaged enamel will need to be removed. Once the prepping is completed, we’ll take an impression and then put a temporary crown over your tooth while the permanent one is designed from hand.
Our lab will create your new crown to fit precisely to your bite, both in shape and color. It will be ready to try on and bond about two weeks later.
Caring for Your New Crown
Although crowns can’t get cavities, they still need to be cleaned so that bacteria doesn’t collect around the edges. Careful brushing and flossing will help prevent any recurrent decay around your new restoration. If you tend to clench and grind your teeth, be sure to wear a night guard while you sleep (to prevent the porcelain from chipping.)
Our Lebanon dentist is committed to keeping you comfortable throughout your restorative treatment.