A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to help restore its function and appearance.
Your dentist may decide that a crown may be necessary if you have a cracked, weakened, or otherwise damaged tooth or if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling.
At Norwood Dental, we use the latest advancements in technology to ensure that your procedure is as pain-free as possible while providing the most natural-looking result.
Getting a crown is a routine procedure with minimal downtime.
During your appointment, your dentist will perform a thorough examination. The dental assistant will take x-rays, and you will get a digital impression (or mold) taken of your tooth. Your dentist will administer anesthesia prior to filing down and reshaping the outside of your tooth. Once the crown is made, your dentist will affix the crown over the top of the tooth.
Your dentist will go over, in detail, how to care for your new crown. A crown, although durable, is still prone to damage, just like your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits help keep your crown in top condition, as well as avoiding hard, sticky food like candies or ice chips.
If you are showing signs of bruxism (tooth grinding), it is important to discuss getting fitted for a night guard with your dentist to help prolong the life of your crown.
A crown is used when a tooth is damaged or weakened. You can prevent the need for a crown by taking preventative measures such as wearing a mouthguard while playing sports or if you grind your teeth at night, avoiding very hard foods or candies, and regular brushing and flossing.
Making regular appointments with your dentist helps ensure that your teeth are healthy and strong. Take care of any conditions (such as tooth decay or cavities) early to prevent further damage and the potential to need a crown.
At Norwood Dental, we have CEREC® technology to create your crowns in-office. This means minimal wait time, lower costs, and an overall more convenient experience! Our staff is highly trained, skilled, and experienced in the art and science of placing crowns.
If you are looking for a reputable, compassionate family dentist in Norwood, MN to get a crown, contact a member of our team today and let us change the way you think about going to the dentist!