Porcelain dental crowns are a practical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing option for patients in Marrero, LA, with compromised or damaged teeth. They have the look and feel of natural teeth, and if properly maintained, can last for many years.
Crowns can be an effective restoration when necessary and a cosmetic choice for patients looking to give their teeth a more unified look. Whatever your dental goals or needs, Dr. Diem Do at Smile in Style can talk you through the treatments available and help you determine if porcelain crowns are right for you.
Dr. Diem Do’s Approach to Porcelain Dental Crowns
No two mouths are alike, and no two patients have the same dental goals. Dr. Do is committed to his patients, treating each as a member of his own family. Whether you’re dealing with damaged teeth, dental decay, aesthetic issues you’d like to adjust, or more routine cleanings and check-ups, he’ll work closely to help you understand what options are available to you and what treatment plan will suit your needs.
If porcelain crowns are right for you, the process will take place over two visits. First, Dr. Do will numb your tooth and the surrounding area so that the procedure will be painless. You’ll be awake but with no sensation in the area undergoing treatment. Dr. Do will then use a dental drill and bur to remove the top and sides of the problem tooth, making room for the porcelain crown.
He’ll then take an impression of the area, which the lab will use to manufacture a porcelain crown perfectly suited to your mouth. You’ll be sent home with a temporary crown while the lab is at work.
Once your crown is ready, you’ll come in for your final visit with Dr. Do. The temporary crown will be removed, and he’ll bond the new porcelain crown to your tooth. Once the bond is secure, you’ll be able to eat, drink, and talk as normal.
Crowns are a great solution for their painless application and neutral look and because they can be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and routine cleanings should be enough to keep your crown decay-free and functional for years.
Whatever your dental goals, Dr. Do can work with you to determine the best course of treatment. Call Smile in Style to schedule a consultation, and find if crowns are right for you. To make an appointment, get in touch with us at (504) 340-9400.
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