If you have failing or missing teeth, dental crowns from Sitnik Dental in Salem, OR, could be your solution. Custom-made from high-quality ceramic, crowns and crown-supported bridgework address a variety of smile problems. Read on to learn more!
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over teeth to address problems such as:
- Large cracks and chips
- Odd shape and poor size (even deep stains may indicate the need for a crown, according to the American Dental Association)
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental abscess or infection
Made according to oral impressions, X-ray screenings, and other information, dental crowns from our Salem office are a great alternative to losing teeth. Furthermore, given Dr. Sitnik's extensive experience in dental restorations, you can rest assured that your crowns will provide the smile aesthetics and durability you require.
Other Uses for Dental Crowns
If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend traditional fixed bridgework. Bridges are made up of pontic teeth attached to an abutment, or natural, teeth, effectively spanning a smile gap. Porcelain crowns anchor the pontic teeth, creating tooth replacements that are strong, durable, and realistic.
Crowns are also used to top dental implants, today's most effective tooth replacement method, as well as to finalize root canal treatment.
To place a single-tooth crown, Dr. Sitnik will remove all the damaged tooth enamel and any old filling material. He takes oral impressions and reduces the tooth in size and shape so that it accommodates the crown. Depending on the location of your tooth, you may need to wear a temporary restoration.
During your next visit, your dentist will remove the temporary cap and permanently bond the new one in place. Modern crowns fit and bite very well. Plus, they blend seamlessly with your other teeth.
Caring for Dental Crowns
If you routinely brush, floss, and receive semi-annual cleanings and check-ups at Sitnik Dental, your new crown will last a minimum of ten years. Never bite your nails or chomp down on ice cubes with your crown or bridge, and wear a bite guard if you have the habit of grinding your teeth.
Fix Those Dental Problems
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Igor Sitnik, call our office in Salem, OR, today at (503) 363-5962.