Crown

Bluebonnet Dental Care

Dentist located in Natchez, MS

Damaged, decayed, or discolored teeth are all just one crown away from being perfect again. If your smile could use a crown, schedule an appointment at Bluebonnet Dental Care in Natchez, Mississippi. The team provides their patients with durable and beautiful crowns so that they can get back to eating, speaking, and smiling with ease again. Schedule your appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Crown

What is a crown?

A crown is a prosthetic tooth cap that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. 

Crowns are permanently sealed to an existing tooth structure, like a natural tooth root or a dental implant. They cover all of the area of your tooth that sticks out past your gums. 

What conditions do crowns treat?

Your Bluebonnet Dental Care provider might recommend a crown for a number of reasons, including to:

  • Restore function to a tooth that’s suffered damage
  • Replace a cosmetically unsightly tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that has had a large filling

If you have a dental implant, Bluebonnet Dental Care might also install a crown to finish off your restoration and replace your missing tooth.

By replacing the entire top portion of your tooth, a crown can strengthen, protect, or replace a compromised tooth. 

What are crowns made of?

Crowns are available in a wide range of materials that have different pros and cons depending on your preferences, budget, and where in your mouth the crown is going to be. Some of the materials used in crowns include:

  • Gold
  • Silver (amalgam)
  • Composite resin
  • Porcelain or ceramic

All-porcelain or ceramic crowns are a very popular choice amongst patients. They’re not only durable and long-lasting, but they have the same color and semi-translucency as your natural tooth enamel, allowing your crown to blend in seamlessly with your smile and look just like one of your natural teeth.

What is involved in getting a crown?

All it takes is two easy office visits for Bluebonnet Dental Care to place your crown. 

During your first appointment, your dentist shaves off some of the enamel from your tooth-to-be-crowned. They then take an impression of your mouth, fit you with a temporary crown, and send you home.

Meanwhile, they send your impression off to a lab. The lab custom-builds your crown to fit perfectly in your smile and align comfortably with your bite. This usually takes about a week.

You come back to the office for a second visit when your permanent crown is ready. Your dentist swaps out your temporary and permanent crown, checks to make sure that the fit and bite are comfortable, and then permanently seals it in place with dental cement. 

Once in place, your crown will feel just like another natural tooth. You’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile with confidence immediately!

How do I care for my crown?

You care for your crown just like you would your normal teeth. Brush it twice daily, floss regularly, and maintain routine cleanings and checkups with Bluebonnet Dental Care.

To get started on your dental crown, schedule a visit to Bluebonnet Dental Care today by calling the office or booking online.