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Dental Crowns

Why would I need a crown?

There are many reasons why you may need to have a dental crown placed on your teeth, including the following:

  • To make an aesthetic modification
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover up discolored or misshapen teeth
  • To protect a weak or cracked tooth from breaking altogether
  • To restore a tooth that has been broken or worn down

What should I expect during the procedure?

It usually takes two visits to prepare a tooth to receive a crown. During the first visit, the tooth will be examined and X-Rayed. If the tooth is badly decayed or if there’s a chance of infection to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may need to be performed first.

Next, Dr. Behnaz Raisdana will anesthetize the tooth and the gums and tissue surrounding it. Once your mouth is numb, the tooth will be filed down in order to make room for the crown to fit over top. Next, an impression will be made of your tooth and then sent to a dental lab where a crown will be created based on the impression. In the meantime, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown, which will protect your tooth until the permanent crown one is ready.

At the second visit, usually around two weeks after the first one, Dr. Raisdana will remove the temporary crown and check the fit of the permanent crown. A local anesthetic will again be used to numb the tooth and then the permanent crown is cemented in place.

Please call or visit Auburn Family Dentalin Wichita, Kansas in order to set up an appointment to receive a dental crown!