At Maple Grove Dental, our primary concern is your health and comfort. You may come visit us because one of your teeth is causing you pain or you’ve realized that a tooth is cracked. In these cases, it is possible that we’ll discover that your tooth needs to be completely or partially removed and a crown needs to replace it.
A dental crown is essentially a “cap” that gets placed on top of the remaining healthy portion of a tooth. It will cover the entire tooth, going all the way to the gum line and will be shaped by our Verona dentist to look and function like your old tooth.
To visit Maple Grove Dental and determine if a crown is ideal for you, please contact us today by calling (608) 588-8598.
Why Do You Need a Crown?
Our Verona, Wisconsin dentist, Dr. James Tauschek, will determine through exams and the use of digital X-rays if a crown is ideal for you. You may need a crown for any of the following reasons:
- Restore a broken tooth
- Stop a tooth from breaking completely
- Hold together a cracked tooth
- To add volume to a tooth that has been worn down
- To support a tooth that needed a very large filling
- To cover discolored teeth
- To cover a tooth that recently had a root canal
- To support a dental bridge
A crown can function completely like your other teeth can. In the past, crowns were made of metal and, not only did they not blend in with the aesthetics of your mouth, they could also cause increased tooth sensitivity. Now, our Verona dentist uses high-strength ceramics or porcelain to make a strong crown that will blend in with your white smile. Additionally, the porcelain crowns that we create can be made to bond to metal or to the existing tooth, so a crown can be made to work for anyone.
The Steps of Getting Your Dental Crown
Getting a dental crown requires two visits to our Verona dental office. During the first visit, we will take digital X-rays to determine if you need a root canal prior to receiving your crown. Once we’re ready to begin to the crown-making process, Dr. Tauschek will numb your tooth and the surrounding areas. Then, he will remove the decayed or broken portions of your tooth so it is ready for the crown. Next, he will make an impression of your tooth and its surrounding teeth so he can ensure your bite will be seamless once the crown is formed.
We send these impressions to a lab where your dental crown will be perfectly crafted to fit the exact contours of your mouth and color of your teeth. While waiting for your permanent crown to be made, you will be fitted with a temporary crown.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you will return for a second visit to our Verona dentist. During this visit, we will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown. We will make minor adjustments until the crown is secure and fits in perfectly with your original bite.
Contact Our Verona Dentist Today
For help with a tooth that is cracked, decayed, or giving you pain, please contact Maple Grove Dental today. Our team will ensure your comfort throughout the entire process. We want you to leave with a positive experience, a healthy mouth, and a brilliant smile. Call us today at (608) 588-8598.
“Lasting Smiles Begin Here!”