Dental Crowns

If you have a toothache, cracked tooth, or other dental issues, it’s important that you visit a dentist. These dental problems will only get worse if not treated right away. In certain cases, the best fix for these issues is a dental crown.

If you need restorative dentistry, you need a dentist who is both experienced and compassionate. At Willoughby Dental, our dentist Dr. Matthew S. Warner will provide gentle care while expertly addressing your dental issue. Our team will make sure that your experience is as stress-free as possible and that you leave with a beautiful, healthy smile.

If you need a dental crown, contact the office of Dr. Matthew S. Warner in Greenville, SC by calling (864) 546-4242 Or Schedule An Appointment Online. He provides gentle care in a stress-free environment for both children and adults.

Issues that Dental Crowns Address

Dental crowns may be used when simpler solutions such as fillings or bonding aren’t enough. They may be used in these situations:

  • The tooth is severely chipped or cracked.
  • The tooth enamel has been ground down enough that the dentin is exposed.
  • A filling needs a protective covering.
  • The tooth has received a root canal.
  • To hold a dental bridge in place.
  • To cover the post of a dental implant.

How a Dental Crown is Placed

Here are the steps that Dr. Warner follows to place a dental crown:

  1. The outer portion of the tooth is removed to prepare for the crown (unless the crown is for a dental implant).
  2. Dr. Warner makes an impression of the tooth.
  3. The impression is used to create a crown that will fit the tooth or dental post securely.
  4. A temporary crown is added to protect the tooth.
  5. Dr. Warner places the crown and makes adjustments as necessary.

Caring for Your Dental Crown

A dental crown doesn’t require any special care. Follow your regular oral care routine to maintain the health of your tooth and gums. Remember that your tooth is still susceptible to decay or gum issues even with a dental crown, so continue to brush and floss!

If well cared for, a dental crown can last for up to 15 years. Maintaining a good oral care routine will keep your crown in good shape for as long as possible.

Make sure to brush your teeth – including the tooth with the crown – twice a day. Also make sure to floss and visit your dentist twice a year.

Avoid chewing hard objects such as ice with the tooth that has a dental crown. This can cause the crown to wear down more quickly.

Contact Willoughby Dental in Greenville, SC

If you have tooth damage that requires a dental crown, contact Dr. Warner in Greenville, SC. Dr. Warner and his team will provide you with gentle and thorough care to repair your tooth and keep your mouth healthy. He will be happy to see both you and your children.

If you need a dental crown, contact the office of Dr. Matthew S. Warner in Greenville, SC by calling (864) 546-4242 Or Schedule An Appointment Online. He provides gentle care in a stress-free environment for both children and adults.