Reliable Crowns in Cleveland
Dental crowns are custom caps placed on top of a damaged tooth to restore its shape and function. Crowns have numerous uses, treating everything from fractured teeth to cosmetic issues. Hardwood Forest Dentistry offers crowns made of various materials, including metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics, so that you can select the crown that best matches your budget and preference. If you're looking for quality dental crowns in Cleveland or the surrounding communities, get in touch with Hardwood Forest Dentistry today to schedule your appointment!
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Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
Your teeth can be damaged or worn for many reasons, such as tooth decay, trauma, or just natural wear and tear. As a result, your teeth can become fragile or lose their shape. Dental crowns restore their full shape, size, appearance, and strength.
You may need a dental crown for several reasons, including:
- Protecting a weak or decayed tooth
- Covering and supporting teeth with large fillings and little tooth enamel remaining
- Restoring a broken or worn-down tooth
- Securing a dental bridge
- Covering a dental implant
- Capping a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
- Covering a tooth treated with root canal therapy
Types of Dental Crowns
Permanent dental crowns can be made out of different materials, each with their own benefits. Our practice offers various material choices for dental crowns, including:
Porcelain-fused-to-metal: This dental crown can be matched to the natural color of the teeth next to the crown, allowing the crown to blend in perfectly with your smile. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns are fabricated with a metal-alloy interior and a porcelain exterior. This offers you the strength of metal crowns and the aesthetics of porcelain crowns.
Composite: Crowns made of composite resin are generally less expensive than other crowns. They are primarily used as a temporary solution for protecting the tooth or filling until your permanent crown is manufactured.
Porcelain or Ceramic: At Hardwood Forest Dentistry, we primarily provide porcelain or ceramic dental crowns to Cleveland patients. These types of crowns provide the closest natural color match compared to other crown types. They're also a perfect choice if you have metal allergies.
Metal: We offer dental crowns made of different metals as a budget-friendly option. Metal crowns rarely break or chip and last the longest against wear and tear.
Our Cleveland Dental Crown Process
Our dental crown process is generally the same regardless of whether you require additional treatments, such as root canal therapy. Here is what the procedure generally looks like:
- Our dentist examines and prepares the affected tooth. This may involve taking x-rays of your tooth beforehand.
- We remove some of the outer layer of the affected tooth.
- Our dentist takes an impression of the pretreated tooth and nearby teeth.
- We place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it.
- We then send the impressions of your tooth to a special lab that makes your permanent crown. It typically takes 1-2 weeks for the lab to complete and send your custom crown.
- Once the crown comes back, you'll return for your second visit, and our dentist will cement the crown to your tooth.
Quality Dental Crowns After Root Canal Therapy
At Hardwood Forest Dentistry, we offer root canal treatments to save a tooth from further infection. We often recommend restoring the tooth with a quality dental crown after the root canal treatment. A crown covers the tooth, reinforces its outer structure, and helps prevent fracturing. It also protects your teeth from sensitivity to cold and heat, pressure, sugar, or acid. We provide a temporary crown for you to wear immediately after your treatment and will invite you to return for your custom crown when it's ready.
Caring for Your Dental Crown at Home
Once our dentist has placed your crown, it's important to take proper care of it to prolong its life. Here are some helpful tips to help you care for your crown:
- Practice careful brushing. Be sure to use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth if your crowned tooth or the teeth surrounding it are sensitive to heat or cold.
- Floss daily, especially around the crown and at the gum line.
- Avoid hard foods like hard candy or ice cubes since biting down on them might cause your crown to crack.
- If you often grind or clench your teeth when sleeping, our dentist may recommend a custom nightguard to protect your dental crown and surrounding teeth.
Get Exceptional Dental Crowns in Cleveland
At Hardwood Forest Dentistry, our practice has transformed countless smiles over the past decade, and we want to help you achieve the picture-perfect smile you've always dreamed of. We accept Medicaid and Medicare and offer competitive rates for those without insurance. Our focus is to help you budget for the care you need through affordable dental services. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
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