Porcelain dental crowns or caps are a routine procedure for your Midlothian, Virginia dental team. Crowns can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Most people need crowns to solve the following issues:
Dr. Hawkins or Dr. Harmon will first provide a local anesthetic to numb the area before preparing your tooth for its crown. You will then have impressions taken and the tooth or teeth will be prepared (shaped). Reshaping may involve minor filing, or it could mean the damaged area is removed. The amount of your natural tooth that must be prepared depends on the type of crown you’re getting and the reason for the restoration.
If you are getting CEREC™ same-day porcelain crowns, you will then have your natural tooth prepared and the final crown placed. If not, you may receive a temporary crown until your final crown is ready for placement.
If you go home with a temporary crown, it is important to:
Porcelain crowns are a natural looking dental restoration that is nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They are also strong and wear at the same rate as natural teeth.
You must care for a dental crown just like you care for your other natural teeth–with daily brushing and flossing and regular hygiene appointments with Hawkins Family Dentistry.
If you are worried about the cost of a porcelain dental crown, know that we offer flexible financing options to assist you with the payment process. Ask us about your options today.
“Dr. Hawkins and his staff are amazing! I came in with a painful tooth, terribly frightened and unsure of what to expect. His assistant walked me through everything she did, and then Dr. Hawkins examined me gently. He took the time to show me the xrays and explain the problem, and I left feeling confident I had made the right decision regarding treatment. In addition, they were able to work me in within a couple of hours for this emergency visit. I cannot stand going to the dentist, but they make the experience pleasurable.” – Wendy