Are your worn or damaged teeth making it hard to eat and speak properly? Do your teeth make it uncomfortable to eat hard and crunchy foods? Dental crowns can cover and protect broken teeth. Tooth crowns are dental restorations that act like caps to cover teeth fully. Dr. Rita Tempel is an experienced cosmetic dentist that offers customized dental crown treatment in Gettysburg, PA. She works with master ceramicists to create custom, natural-looking dental crowns.
Dental Crown Treatment in Gettysburg, PA
A dental crown may cover a dental implant, protect weakened teeth, or cover a tooth after a large filling. Crowns may also address chipped, broken, discolored, and misshapen teeth. Additionally, crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or resin. Dr. Tempel only uses master ceramicists to create long-lasting, quality dental crowns. Fit, function, and aesthetics are extremely important to Dr. Tempel and her patients.
During crown treatment, we numb the mouth and remove part of the tooth, so the crown fits correctly. Then, we make a tooth mold and place a temporary crown. The master ceramicist customizes each crown according to the tooth’s shade, shape, and size. Once the permanent crowns are complete, we remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent crown in place.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about tooth crowns and related treatments with answers to these commonly asked questions:
What are onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, onlays do not fully cover teeth. Instead, they cover the top or chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays cover the tooth cusps and chewing surface of the tooth. They are separate restorations made of composite, tooth-colored material.
Do I need a crown after root canal treatment?
We may recommend dental crowns after a root canal if patients have worn or weakened teeth. Root canal treatment removes infected dental pulp within the tooth and then seals the tooth with a dental filling. Some patients may need more support in the form of a dental crown.
How long does it take to adjust to a new crown?
It may take two or more weeks for patients to get accustomed to their new dental crowns. Directly after dental crown treatment, the crown may feel bulky because it adds structure to worn or broken teeth. Patients will also learn how to eat and drink with their crowns naturally.
Do gums grow around dental crowns?
Yes, the gums grow around dental crowns. Patients should not experience any cavities under their crowns unless they develop gum disease. Patients need to continue to floss and brush their natural teeth and crowns. If patients develop gum disease, their gums will recede and leave the tooth underneath the crown prone to decay.
Request a Dental Appointment
If you are interested in dental crown treatment, contact Gettysburg Smiles today at (717) 853-1552. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Tempel on our website. Please let Dr. Tempel or a member of our dental team know if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment options. They will be happy to assist you.