At Trinity Dental, we provide our patients with great looking and feeling restorations to give them satisfaction and confidence in their new smile. If you have dental decay or damage, Dr. Angelo M. Julovich is experienced in the use of dental crowns to enhance and strengthen damaged teeth. If you have problems like chronic tooth pain, sensitivity, chips, cracks, or even stubborn discoloration, he can restore your grin with beautiful restorations to completely eliminate these problems. If you’re interested in dental crowns in Zionsville, IN, contact our dental office today to get started!
Dental crowns get their name because they literally cover or cap the entire visible portion of your tooth. They are used to strengthen damaged teeth, but they’re also used to completely replace missing teeth when they’re paired with dental implants. They can be made from a variety of materials like silver, gold, and ceramics. They can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth, conceal discoloration, and correct misshapen teeth.
You may need a dental crown if you have any serious decay or damage in your natural dental structure. One of the most common situations where we use dental crowns is when injury has occurred. Whether it’s sports or a simple fall, cracked or broken teeth can be preserved and strengthened with dental crowns.
Additionally, decay can break down your enamel, exposing the sensitive dental pulp inside of your tooth. Dental crowns can be used to protect this decayed tooth from pain and sensitivity as a result of exposed pulp.
Receiving your dental crown will typically take 2 visits. During the first, Dr. Julovich will carefully examine your smile and then remove a slight portion of the structure of your tooth to accommodate your crown. Then, he will take images and impressions of your smile to create a custom-made crown that seamlessly blends into your natural teeth. We will give you a temporary one to wear until the permanent crowns are fabricated. After a few weeks, you’ll come back into our dental office, where Dr. Julovich will place your personalized dental crown to restore the beauty and function back to your smile.
Maintaining your dental crown is really simple because it doesn’t differ much from caring for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to remove plaque and bacteria buildup. You should also visit our dental office for routine checkups and cleanings to ensure the condition of your crown and oral health. You may also want to avoid chewing extra-hard pieces of food or nonfood items that could damage or crack your crown. That means no chewing on ice or using your teeth to open packages.