Your smile is an important part of your daily interactions. That’s why it’s important to receive regular dental care and see the dentist any time you have a potential problem. Dental problems don’t go away with time, and the sooner you visit a dentist the easier the treatment will be. Dental crowns are frequently used to save and restore a damaged tooth. Dr. Jordon Soll at Central Dental Group has helped countless patients improve the health and appearance of their smiles with dental crowns. Here he answers a few common questions:

Will a dental crown work for me?

Almost anyone can be a candidate for a dental crown; but it’s important to note that not all teeth can be saved. First, Dr. Soll must examine the tooth and take x-rays to view the tooth’s root. If the damage is restricted to the surface of the tooth and the root is healthy and intact, it’s likely that a crown will be used to repair the damage.

How is a crown placed?

The first step in placing the crown is to numb the area with local anaesthetic. Once you lose feeling in the tooth and surrounding gums, Dr. Soll will remove the damaged area of the tooth. Impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to the dental lab where your new crown will be produced. Next, a temporary crown will be placed in order to protect your tooth from further damage until the permanent crown is ready. When the permanent crown is complete, you will return to Dr. Soll’s office to have it bonded into place.

Once the crown is placed you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. If you have a tooth that is damaged or sore, call Dr. Soll today to schedule an appointment.