If you’ve ever suffered from a crown chipped or dislodged, you know how frustrating it can be to try to get a same day crown on right away after a visit to the dentist. But thanks to modern technology, now you can have crowns placed, installed, and repaired in just the same day. Dental crowns at Hiram are restorative restorations which surrounds or caps the visible portion of your teeth. Here’s how they work.
Your dentist places a crown over your existing tooth, usually in the mouth over the front of the lower tooth (the front part of the tooth is called a crown). The crown is made up of a dental veneer. When your dentist puts a crown on your current tooth, it is not possible for him to see the natural tooth. But when he puts a crown on a crown, it is possible for him to see both the existing tooth and the crown. The crown’s porcelain (or “white”) material allows him to see both teeth while placing it securely on top of the existing tooth.
After placing the crown on the tooth, it will take about 2 weeks to heal properly, and you will need to visit the dentist’s office for additional crown cleaning and maintenance. It’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible after the crown has been placed to ensure that it is healing correctly.
Once the crown heals properly, it can continue to provide the appearance of a new tooth for the rest of your life. You can expect that the new crown will look completely different than your current tooth, although you may see some similarity. The crown’s color can also be different than the color of the surrounding tooth. You will need to visit your dentist again every 6 months or so to get crown maintenance. Some of the things that you may notice about your crown are: a difference in your smile shape, a gap between the crown and your existing tooth, gaps between the existing tooth and the crown, a change in your bite, or width of bite, teeth whitening and/or a change in color.
When the crown heals, it is time to get the crown removed. Your dentist will most likely place a pin into the crown base, near the gum line, and lift it off of your existing tooth. This procedure is usually done in an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require you to be in the dentist’s office. After you remove the crown, you will need to use a crown remover to clean away the area where the crown was.
Remember that it may take several crowns to fully restore your teeth to their original appearance. look. It may take months, or even years, depending on the level of tooth loss, to fully restore the tooth to the original state.