Dental Crowns in New Fairfield, CT
Tooth decay is a common problem for those in New Fairfield, CT. Rather than having a tooth extracted, you may be a good candidate for a dental crown. Dental crowns protect the damaged tooth and alleviate the need for an extraction. Dr. Echavarria can explain how a dental crown will work for you during your appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are shaped like a natural tooth, and the crown fits over your existing tooth. This covering protects a tooth that has been damaged by bacteria or trauma. In many cases, dental crowns are a better way of repairing the tooth rather than extracting it.
What Can Dental Crowns Correct?
Dr. Echavarria most often uses dental crowns to cover a tooth after a root canal, but there are other ways that crowns help restore your smile. A dental crown may be used for a chipped or cracked tooth. They can help hide teeth that are severely stained or that have odd shapes to them. Dental crowns are also used to anchor dental bridges to neighboring teeth.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Crowns?
The dental crown is fitted over your natural tooth. Dr. Echavarria does this by removing a small amount of enamel from the existing tooth. The crown is placed over that tooth and held in place with dental adhesive. The entire procedure is completed in just one appointment. The new dental crown matches the color of your natural teeth.
Are Dental Crowns Right for You?
Many people prefer dental crowns to extractions. The recovery time is much shorter, and you maintain the ability to chew food. The only time that a dental crown is not an appropriate option is when tooth decay and gum disease is affecting neighboring teeth. In that case, an extraction is most often the best option.
How Do You Take Care of Dental Crowns?
You take care of your new dental crown the same way as you do with your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily, and schedule routine oral health appointments at DiBella Dental Care. Dr. Echavarria also recommends that you check the crown for any gaps between the crown and gum line, as well as any signs that the crown is loose.
Schedule Your Dental Crown Appointment Today
Call DiBella Dental Care serving those in New Fairfield, CT, today to schedule an appointment for dental crowns and other oral health services. Dr. Echavarria performs a thorough exam to determine if dental crowns are the best option, or if you are a better candidate for one of our other smile restoration treatments.