Our dental crown services in CDA provide highly-effective long-term cosmetic treatments for strengthening and reshaping damaged teeth.
Dental crowns – also known as caps – offer oral health benefits as well as aesthetic ones, consolidating the structure of a tooth while making your smile look natural again.
If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling, our Coeur d’Alene dental crown services can give you the best chance of saving it.
A crown can also be used to:
Being custom-made, crowns blend seamlessly in your mouth, having been crafted to complement surrounding natural teeth in size, shape and color. Many people turn to our CDA dental crown services when they have broken a tooth or have a tooth that’s seriously decayed.
Taking advantage of our dental crown services should feel no different than having a filling, with just a local anesthetic being required. Crowns are cemented onto a tooth to fully cover the section above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the new outer surface of your tooth.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and gold and other metal alloys.
Porcelain and ceramic crowns are often preferred because they replicate the translucency of natural teeth. Porcelain-fused metal caps have a strong metal structure with a natural-looking porcelain shell.
Gold crowns are often used for less visible teeth. They are robust, durable and very pliable for a precise fit. Unlike porcelain caps, gold crowns are resistant to chipping.
We use crowns or partial crowns (onlays) when there is insufficient tooth structure to hold a filling. While fillings apply the restorative material directly into the mouth, a crown is custom-made from impressions.
If one or more of your teeth is split, decayed or otherwise damaged, our dental crown services in CDA may provide the ideal solution. It may take some time before a newly-fitted crown feels natural but it should soon look, function and feel like a natural tooth.
Crowns can be kept clean with normal brushing. A fluoride toothpaste will help to prevent decay where the tooth meets the edge of the crown. With good care, a crown can last many years.
The American Dental Association (ADA) says each type of crown has its pros and cons. Our dental crown services in Coeur d’Alene can advise you on the right option for your circumstances.
Before a crown can be fitted, the tooth has to be filed down to the right shape, which is often an irreversible procedure. If a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, it will need to be filled before a crown is fitted.
The hallmark of a dental crown is how it strengthens a tooth. This is because a crown cups over the tooth and encases it, acting as a stabilizing splint to hold the tooth together. A crowned tooth can withstand a high level of chewing pressure without risk of damage.
Our dental crown services in CDA will ensure your crown is securely attached and precisely fitted to give you a healthy and confident smile.
Traditionally, it took at least two appointments to get dental crowns: the first for taking impressions, followed by the fitting of the crown about a week later. Ideal Family Dentistry’s dental crown services in Coeur d’Alene make it possible to get crown treatment in one visit.
Our E4D (Evolution 4 Dentistry) system of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) can produce same-day, high-grade ceramic crowns totally compatible with the natural tissue in your mouth.
Contact Ideal Family Dentistry today to find out how our dental crown services in CDA can help give you back your natural smile.