A damaged tooth can take a toll on the aesthetic value of your mouth and the functionality of your mouth, causing issues which can affect dental crownseating, chewing or even speaking. However, a dental crown may be able to restore your smile and allow your teeth to function properly. Learn more about dental crowns and how they can help your smile with Dr. Igor Sitnik at Sitnik Dental in Salem, OR.

Can a dental crown help my smile? 
Dental crowns can help you in many situations, from restoring a broken tooth to holding a dental bridge in place. Additionally, crowns can replace a tooth as part of a dental implant, stabilize a tooth with a large filling or even restore the biting surface of a worn tooth. Your dentist can help you determine that a dental crown is the best treatment option for you at a dental examination.

What can I expect from the dental crown process? 
Crowns require two separate steps to complete. A dental laboratory customizes each crown specifically to the patient’s mouth, ensuring a natural look and fit. However, this process takes about two weeks, meaning that you will need one appointment before and one after the laboratory completes your restoration. At your first appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to give to the dental laboratory and prepare your tooth to receive the crown. The second appointment will take place about two weeks later. Your dentist will place the crown and ensure a secure bond between your tooth and the restoration.

Dental Crowns in Salem, OR
Dental crowns are suitable in many situations, meaning that the ideal candidate for a crown may vary. Overall, patients should be in good dental and general health, with no decay or gum disease on or around the affected tooth. Caring for a dental crown is as easy as caring for the natural teeth, with brushing twice daily and flossing at least once. Additionally, patients should see their dentist once every six months to ensure their crown and natural teeth stay clean and healthy.

For more information on dental crowns or what they can do for you, please contact Dr. Sitnik at Sitnik Dental in Salem, OR. Call (503) 363-5962 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sitnik today!