Got cavities? It happens. Whether the cavities were something you could have prevented or you just have a history of bad teeth, you may need more extensive treatment than a simple filling. Dental crowns can be the perfect solution.
Dental crowns are often used for extensive dental decay, after root canals, and as the cap for dental implants. As you get older, your teeth often need a little more support. When you come to Genesis Dental for your treatment, you can expect a high quality crown that’s built for you and made to last.
Other dental offices may use certain technology to create a crown on the same day, however, we’ve found that those crowns have a tendency to break. That’s why when we diagnose a dental crown, we take an impression of your tooth and send it to a lab to create a custom crown designed for your mouth.
These custom crowns make it possible to keep as much of your natural tooth as possible, while still providing the support and fit that you need to keep your bite strong. With our crowns, you don’t have to worry about breaking your new tooth. You can eat or drink whatever you’d like.
While this creates a wait time between the temporary crown and permanent crown, we believe it’s the best option to restore your teeth for years to come. Our dental crowns can last for over a decade with proper care.
Cavities that need crowns can cause pain. If you have a toothache because of dental decay, give us a call. We offer same-day appointments, and we’re open during the evening and on weekends.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, we’ll do a necessary exam and professional teeth cleaning to diagnose the problem and find the best option for you. We’ll take x-rays and look for those hard-to-find problems that may need a crown. From there, the dental crown process is similar to a regular cavity filling.
First, we’ll administer a general anesthetic or provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. We’ll cut away any of the decay and attach a crown with a strong adhesive. For a dental implant, we’ll remove the temporary crown and firmly place the new crown. Once the crown is placed, you may experience a little sensitivity for a few days, but it should go away.
If you notice some sensitivity for more than a week or the fit of the crown or your bite seems to be off, let us know as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to help you out!
Dental crowns are often covered by dental insurance, unless they’re for cosmetic purposes only. If your treatment isn’t covered by insurance or you don’t have enough coverage, you can find out how much you’ll save on our services by joining our loyalty plan.
If it’s time to visit the dentist, come to Genesis Dental. We have a number of locations to choose from, all providing the same high quality care. Call the location closest to you.