If you would like a more confident smile or you need to replace a chipped or broken tooth, a dental crown could be the answer you’re looking for. A crown is a good solution because it can protect a weak tooth and make it look as natural as your other teeth. A crown will fully cover the damaged tooth, which means its shape, size, and color will be restored. Dr. George Landress is a dentist in Danbury CT. He can explain how crowns can help your unique dental situation.
When visiting your Danbury dentist, Dr. Landress’ will first take X-rays of the tooth and check for signs of infection in case you need a root canal before the crown is fitted. He will reshape the damaged tooth and take an impression of it. The impression is sent to the lab so that a customized permanent crown can be made. Dr. Landress will fit a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
On your next visit to the office, Dr. Landress will remove your temporary crown and check that the new permanent crown fits and feels comfortable. He will then cement it in place, and your smile will be as good as new. Depending on the material the crown is made from, it will last between 5-15 years.
Crowns can be made from several different materials, which one you choose will depend on where the crown will be located and your personal preference. Talk to your Danbury Dentist to learn more about your options.
If you are looking for a Danbury CT dentist or you would like to find out more about dental crowns, call Dr. George Landress at (203) 743-7608 to schedule an appointment.