Dr. James Savickas helps patients by restoring smiles with dental crowns in Merrimack, NH. If you are missing a tooth or have a tooth compromised by decay or a chip, a dental crown could restore your tooth and revive your smile.
Dental crowns can help restore teeth that have been compromised by decay or trauma. Crowns are made of ceramic and designed to blend in perfectly with your smile. Crowns cover the tooth completely to strengthen it. If you are missing a tooth, a crown can replace it in conjunction with a dental implant placed in the jaw bone.
Getting a dental crown in Merrimack, NH
If your tooth has been compromised by significant decay, a crown can still save the tooth. First, the area is numbed and any decay is drilled away from the tooth. The remaining healthy tooth is sculpted to make room for the crown. You can wear a temporary tooth cap with your custom restoration is fabricated. At a final appointment, the crown is cemented into place and you leave with a new tooth!
If a crown is being used with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, the implant is placed first during minor surgery. You heal for a period of weeks while a process called osseointegration takes place. The jawbone fuses to the implant, giving it strength. During this time, you wear a temporary tooth cap and your custom crown is made. The permanent crown is placed at a final appointment once you've healed.
Caring for crowns
When you have crowns, keeping up a great hygiene routine is important. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Make sure you floss in the area of the crown and remove all debris. Keeping up with regular cleanings and checkups is important to maintain the health of your crown.
At the practice of Dr. Savickas, we love to see smiles restored with dental crowns. Contact us for an appointment in Merrimack, NH, at (603) 880-0712.