Restorative density using a porcelain tooth crown in Twin Falls

If you have advanced tooth decay, or one of your teeth has suffered trauma, a porcelain dental crown can help prevent tooth loss. If you’re searching for a dental clinic ‘near me’ for this procedure, look no further. Cress Dental Family Dentistry offers porcelain tooth crowns for patients in Twin Falls that mimic the natural look and feel of your teeth. Your teeth aren’t capable of regenerating once they’ve been damaged, but restorative dentistry aims to prevent tooth loss whenever possible.

When to consider a dental crown

Dental crowns are often used to reinforce teeth after a root canal. They also are used to protect a crack or chipped tooth from further damage. Porcelain tooth crowns can also be used over dental implants to replace missing teeth. This will protect your mouth from shifting and prevent bone loss in your jaw.

Some patients opt for a dental crown for cosmetic reasons. It can be a cheaper option compared to veneers when you only have one tooth that needs work. They are also more durable than veneers. With proper care, dental crowns can last anywhere between 10-30 years before replacement. In some cases, they can last a lifetime.

How to prepare for dental crowns

Dr. Cress will evaluate your teeth and determine if a crown is a good fit for your condition. He will need to treat any underlying gum disease before you get a crown to ensure your teeth won’t shift around in your mouth. If you have cavities or tooth decay on the primary or neighboring teeth, he will address those issues while he’s preparing your tooth for the crown.

Your tooth will need to be restructured to fit the crown. He will need to remove the outer portion of your tooth, and in some cases, build up the support structure using dental bonding. You may need a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure. Once the tooth is ready, he will make an impression to send to a dental lab. In the meantime, you’ll go home with a temporary crown while you wait.

Dr. Cress will remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent crown to your tooth on the return visit. Within an hour or so, you’ll be able to resume your everyday activity. Don’t hesitate to get treatment for your tooth. Call us today at to schedule a (208) 544-4848 consultation.

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