Dental Crowns in Madison AL
Dental crowns in Madison AL are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a crown to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Tooth crowns are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
The process of creating a crown begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the crown will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the crown. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a crown that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The crown consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
Dr. Barnett, the best dentist in Madison AL, will fit you with a temporary crown while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent crown. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent crown has been created, you will have a follow-up visit to set the crown. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the crown is set.
The crown may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days, it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your crown placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues. Learn about our veneers.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.