At Off-Island Dental, your course of treatment for a tooth may include receiving a dental crown. When extensive decay or large fillings arise, breakage can occur on the tooth that is weak. At an exam, we may notice a broken or weak tooth that needs to be restored. Treatment options will be discussed during your exam.
At Off-Island Dental Care, the appointment typically begins with anesthesia. Once the patient is numb, the decay is removed. Next, a “core build-up” is placed over the remaining tooth. This filling is now the center of the tooth. An outside layer of the tooth is then removed, typically 1 to 2 mm on all sides and will serve as space created for the dental crown. At this step, an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth will be made.
We capture traditional impressions as well as using advanced technology including a CAD/CAM. After just a few minutes, our lab tech will have all the information needed for your custom crown.
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Prior to cementing, the dental crown will be “tried on” for an accurate fit. The space between the teeth, known as the contact, will be checked as well. It is important to check the bite to ensure comfort. Now, the crown is ready to be cemented. The last step is for the crown to be polished. A dental crown is checked at every appointment, making sure it is functioning properly.
Dental crowns are shaped just like a natural tooth. There are many shades of color to choose from, allowing patients a natural looking smile. Dental crowns look and feel just like natural teeth. In fact, dental crowns can be used to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth as well. When properly cared for, a dental crown can last a long period of time. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental check ups.
Off-Island Dental Care provides dental services in and near Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Okatie and surrounding areas of South Carolina.
Consult with Off Island Dental Care about all your dental treatments.
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Off-Island Dental Care
1 Sherington Dr # H, Bluffton, SC 29910