Dr. Randall P. Prince can rebuild decayed or damaged teeth with a high-quality, durable dental crown at our Dyersburg, TN, office. This lifelike restoration can cover the entire tooth and restore functionality and aesthetics. This cap can also prevent future infections, helping to preserve your oral health. Dr. Prince has more than 30 years of experience in restorative dentistry. He has honed his skills to ensure patients have the most painless dental visit possible.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are lab-fabricated prostheses that can rebuild and repair damaged teeth. These restorations are made of highly durable materials and are custom designed to cover an entire damaged tooth, from root to tip. A dental crown will be personalized to your smile and bite to improve your oral health for years to come. We also use high-quality, tooth-colored materials like porcelain and zirconia to ensure our patients enjoy the most aesthetic smile possible.
Dental crowns can repair teeth that have suffered damage due to extensive decay or trauma. Patients who most frequently need a crown are those who have decay that is too extensive to repair with a dental filling. Dental crowns are also useful for repairing teeth with breaks or cracks or teeth that have become significantly worn. Dr. Prince also places dental crowns following root canal therapy and for patients who have received a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
For the most comfortable experience possible, Dr. Prince uses local anesthetic to numb the tooth and gums. If necessary, he can also provide patients with sedation. The dental crown process generally takes two separate appointments. In the first appointment, Dr. Prince will remove the damaged or decayed portions of the tooth. Then, he will reshape the tooth to create room and a stable base for the crown.
Once he has reshaped the tooth, our team will take impressions for your custom crown. Dr. Prince will place a temporary restoration until the permanent crown is ready. We send your impressions to a dental lab for the creation of your custom crown, a process that can take two to three weeks to complete. After we receive your permanent crown from the lab, we will call you in for your second appointment. Dr. Prince will check the fit to ensure your comfort. When you are both satisfied, he can then secure your restoration in place over the tooth.
With proper care, dental crowns can last up to ten years or more. You can enjoy a fully functional, aesthetic smile and a boost in confidence.
Long-Lasting, Beneficial Treatment
A dental crown restores function to your smile, eliminating discomfort and uneven wear to surrounding teeth. This restoration also protects your tooth from future damage, preventing infection and the possible need for extraction. Our use of tooth-colored materials ensures you can also enjoy a realistic, natural-looking smile. In addition, with proper care, dental crowns can last up to ten years or more. You can enjoy a fully functional, aesthetic smile and a boost in confidence.
Eliminate Decay and Restore Your Oral Health
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, you may need a dental crown. Dr. Prince can provide the lifelike, durable restoration that you need to rebuild your tooth and rebuild your smile. Contact us online or call (731) 286-1583 today to schedule an appointment.