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Dental Crowns – Crown Point, IN

Ceramic Restorations to Bring Back Your Smile

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Cracked, chipped, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth can develop after enough time, even with the best at-home brushing and flossing routine. If decay gets the better of you or you experience a dental injury, that doesn’t mean you need to have your tooth extracted outright. Personalized dental crowns in Crown Point can help you restore the look and function of your tooth, which is always our highest priority at Berquist Family Dentistry. If your tooth is damaged, please give us a call to schedule an appointment!

What is a Dental Crown?

Diagram showing how a dental crown in Crown Point works

A dental crown is a customized restoration that is designed to fit over teeth that have become damaged in some way. Also known as caps, dental crowns are most typically used to restore teeth that have decayed as a result of plaque buildup breaking down and eroding enamel. However, this is far from their only use. They can also be helpful when a tooth has been chipped or cracked as a result of physical injury or treated following root canal therapy. We also use dental crowns to create more complex restorations like bridges or dentures. Whether you have damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns will likely be a part of your treatment plan if dental fillings are insufficient.

The Dental Crown Process

Diagram showing how a dental crown in Crown Point works

When you first arrive for your appointment, we’ll take a close look at your smile and determine if a dental crown can restore it effectively. If so, we’ll remove any decay if it is present, administer a local anesthetic to your surrounding gum tissue, then make a small modification to your affected tooth. This will allow us to create a crown that effectively fits over the top of it.

Once your tooth is modified, we’ll capture an impression and send it to a partnered dental lab to have your crown fabricated. You’ll wear a temporary crown in the meantime to protect your tooth and help you adjust to wearing a restoration. After about two weeks, you’ll come back to our office to have your permanent crown placed. The crown is made from lifelike dental ceramic, ensuring it blends in with your neighboring teeth as closely as possible.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

Dentist in Crown Point with a patient

Not protecting your damaged tooth can cause it to break down further, resulting in more severe oral health problems later. With a dental crown, you can reduce the chances that you’ll need to have the tooth treated with root canal therapy (as a result of infection) or extracted outright.

You can also expect better comfort while chewing and speaking, two issues many patients experience when a tooth has become damaged. In some cases, patients will even choose crowns to cover cosmetic imperfections, such as chips, cracks, and stains (especially in teeth visible in their smile). With regular brushing and flossing, your restoration can even last for 15 years and longer!

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