Repair Damaged Teeth
Stamford Dental Crowns
If you have a tooth that’s been damaged by tooth decay or oral trauma, a dental crown in Stamford from Dr. Byungchul Park or Dr. Gitae Kwon may be right for you. With a crown, you can cover up the tooth and protect it from further damage, and restore your bite and your smile. Learn more below, or contact us for a consultation.
Dental crowns are dental prostheses that are designed to fit over and cover up your entire tooth. First, the tooth will be prepared with a dental drill, and a crown will be built out of a durable porcelain material. This crown will look and feel just like a natural tooth. This crown is bonded permanently to the underlying tooth material, covering it up completely.
This restores the shape, function, and appearance of your tooth, and also helps protect it from further decay or oral injuries. With a crown from our Stamford team, you can quickly restore the beauty of your smile, as well as the natural function of your bite.
Signs That You Need
A Dental Crown
If you have a very large cavity that is not appropriate for treatment with a filling, it’s likely that you will need a dental crown from our Stamford office. Fillings are only appropriate for small-to-medium-sized cavities, as they are not strong enough to repair very damaged teeth.
You may also need a dental crown if one of your teeth has a large chip or crack due to dental trauma or prolonged teeth grinding. While cosmetic treatments veneers and bonding may be used for slightly-damaged teeth, crowns are required if the damage is deep and could lead to further oral health complications.
What To Expect
The Dental Crown Process
First, Dr. Park or Dr. Kwon will clean and numb your mouth. Sedation may be administered, if desired. Then, your tooth will be prepared with a dental drill. Dr. Park or Dr. Kwon will remove damaged material from the surface of the tooth, and then sculpt it into a sturdy, stable platform for the crown.
Once the tooth has been prepared, Dr. Park or Dr. Kwon will create dental impressions, which will be used by a dental lab to prepare your permanent crown. They will bond a temporary crown to your tooth and send you home.
In about 2-3 weeks, you’ll come back to our office for your permanent crown in Stamford. Dr. Kwon or Dr. Park will check the crown to make sure it fits properly, then it will be bonded into place permanently.
Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns are built to last. With proper oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and seeing the Stamford team at Clear Smile Dental Studio for an appointment every 6 months, your crown will likely last anywhere from 10-20 years, with some patients keeping their crowns for an even longer time.
However, if your crown is ever cracked or damaged, it will need to be replaced to protect your oral health. This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to see Dr. Park or Dr. Kwon for a six-month exam. They will check your teeth and your crowns and other dental work to make sure everything looks good, and identify any potential issues early.