If you have a broken, worn-down, severely decayed, discolored, oddly shaped, or damaged tooth, then a dental crown might be the right restoration for you. A dental crown is a strong prosthetic device that is cemented onto your tooth to replace the tooth enamel, restore the function, and improve the health. Our dentist, Dr. Bryce Bray, is happy to tell you more about this beneficial restoration by giving you the dental crown treatment and care details.
Dental crown treatment
First, your dentist will numb the tooth with a numbing agent (local anesthetic) to help you avoid pain and discomfort during your appointment. When you’re ready, he will trim the tooth enamel to make room for the crown. Then, he will make an impression of the tooth and will send it to a dental lab where dental technicians will create your crown then send it to our clinic. While you wait for your crown to be custom made, your dentist will give you a crown that is only temporary.
Dental crown care
If you want your crown to last many years, then you need to keep it in tip-top shape. This means you need brush your teeth every morning and night, floss your teeth daily, rinse your mouth once a day, and attend your dental checkups twice a year.
For more information and details about dental crowns in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, please contact Bray Dental today at 218-681-3233. Our dental team will be happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!