Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that are severely decayed, cracked, or broken, and for covering severe discolorations from previous trauma or staining. It’s always best to try to save the natural tooth whenever possible, and crowns allow you that option.
Crowns can be shaped and colored to closely resemble your natural teeth, and they improve the strength and longevity of the affected tooth.
First, the affected tooth is cleaned thoroughly and any decayed areas are removed. The tooth is then carefully shaped to allow room for the crown to fit. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental laboratory to be used for the construction of your crown.
During the construction phase, a temporary crown is fabricated in the office that is strong and tooth colored and will protect the area during your final crown fabrication. You may need to be extra cautious when chewing food while wearing the temporary crown, especially sticky foods like gum or candy. Fortunately, the permanent crown will made quickly, and we’ll be sure to get you to the office as soon as it arrives!
After the final crown is completed, Dr. Naidu will remove your temporary crown and cement your final crown in with a permanent cement that will seal and protect the tooth to ensure years of durability, health, beauty, and function.
Please let Dr. Naidu know if you have any anxiety surrounding your appointments. Dr. Naidu does offer dental sedation options like nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation that you can use during the treatments. Our Sedation Dentistry page will provide more information regarding the different types of dental sedation Dr. Naidu offers.
Contact Naidu Dental today in Bradenton, Florida to make an appointment or ask any questions you may have! Our team is always happy to give more information.