If you have a damaged or discolored tooth, give it the royal treatment with a dental crown. Robert Berger, DDS, and his team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, use these protective caps to restore and even enhance the appearance of teeth. Each crown is custom-made to blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile. To learn more about crowns, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Crowns are protective caps that Dr. Berger uses to protect and restore damaged teeth. They’re tooth-colored and match the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
Crowns can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
Dr. Berger uses porcelain crowns. Using porcelain, he’s able to provide a natural color of crown that closely resembles the shade of natural teeth. They’re ideal for front teeth. In some cases, Dr. Berger uses porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns for the added stability metal provides.
Generally, it takes at least two in-office visits with Dr. Berger to complete the process of having a dental crown placed.
When you come in for your first visit, the team takes detailed impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent off to an outside dental lab that custom-makes your new dental crown, which typically takes approximately two working weeks.
Then, once it’s ready, you come back in to meet with Dr. Berger for your permanent crown fitting. He makes sure it fits properly then uses a special bonding adhesive to permanently affix your crown. It may take a few days, but in practically no time your dental crown will feel just like any other natural tooth in your mouth.
Crowns are versatile restorations that allow Dr. Berger to address a host of cosmetic and oral health issues. They strengthen teeth, restore them to their natural shape, shade, and size, and they don’t even require oral surgery.
Since porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are so natural-looking, they also enhance your appearance dramatically.
As long as you maintain excellent oral hygiene, crowns can last up to 15 years, if not more. Continue to brush and floss as you would with natural teeth, as keeping your crown clean and healthy is the best way to ensure a long lifespan.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn more about crowns, call the Berger Family Dental office or request an appointment online.