How Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
It’s almost impossible to bite or chew properly if you have even just one damaged tooth. Shooting pains and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures are just some of the symptoms. Not to mention the fact that you feel self-conscious about your smile. Dental crowns offer an effective solution to chipped, fractured, or broken teeth. Dr. James Bourne is a dentist at Eagle Dental in Homer, AK. He can help you restore your damaged teeth with dental crowns.
Restoring Tooth Function with a Dental Crown
Because a dental crown completely covers a damaged tooth. It eliminates pain and discomfort while restoring the functionality of the tooth and protecting it from further damage. Once the crown has bonded, it is securely in place and you don’t have to worry about it breaking or falling off. You will be able to eat and drink as normal without worrying about your tooth hurting. No one will know that you have a crown because they are designed to be the same size, shape, and color as your natural teeth.
What Happens When You Get a Dental Crown?
Our Homer dental patients find that getting a crown is a straightforward procedure. You can expect:
- Dr. Bourne will take X-rays to examine the health of the inner pulp of the tooth. If it is infected, he will perform a root canal.
- Some of your damaged tooth’s outer enamel will be removed and an impression is made so the lab can make you a crown.
- Once the crown has arrived, Dr. Bourne will bond it to your tooth and make sure you have a natural smile.
If you have a damaged tooth, you should get it treated as soon as possible to avoid infection or further damage. If you are looking for a dentist in Homer, AK, contact Dr. Bourne at (907) 235-8574 to schedule a consultation.