Dental Crowns in Tucson, Az
Are you tired of seeing your smile in pictures or the mirror and wishing it looked better? If your smile is keeping you down, you can transform it and get the smile of your dreams with dental crowns at Frank Son, DDS. You can fix imperfections and protect teeth that are damaged or injured in some way, making teeth stronger and improving the way they look.
What Is A Crown?
A crown is a cover for your teeth that restores them to their normal function, size, and shape. They strengthen teeth and cover them, keeping our plaque, bacteria, and tartar that can build up on teeth and cause the enamel to become thin as it’s eaten away. They’re made of several different materials, depending on where the crown will be placed and your personal preference. This can be ceramic, metal, porcelain, composite resin, or porcelain fused to metal.
Placing A Crown
Placing a crown onto a tooth usually involves two dental visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth by shaving it down and removing its outer portion. This allows the crown to be placed securely onto the tooth without needing an implant or attachment. Once the tooth is shaped, an impression is taken and sent to the lab to create a crown that fits your tooth.
The dentist may place a temporary crown on the area, but this will be removed at your second appointment when the dentist places the permanent crown and makes adjustments. Once your dentist is satisfied with the way it fits and looks, you can be on your way with a set of instructions for caring for your new teeth.
Caring for Teeth After Getting A Crown
Frank Son, DDS will give you instructions on taking care of your new crown, including how often to brush your teeth and what kind of oral care products you should be using. You may also need to avoid certain foods, such as hard foods or ice.
When you have a crown, it’s important to maintain your oral health by visiting your dentist regularly. To schedule an appointment at the practice of Frank Son, DDS, give us a call or stop into the office!