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Dental Crowns – Crown Point, IN

Reliable, Long-Lasting Solution for Decayed or Damaged Teeth

Dental Crowns

By visiting your dentist for regular dental checkups and cleanings, you should be able to avoid many oral health complications that could arise. However, sometimes issues can occur even if you take care of your smile daily, such as dental decay or accidental injury. In either case, Dr. Ornelas can help renew mild or moderately compromised teeth with natural-looking and long-lasting dental crowns in Crown Point. These restorations can strengthen and improve the structure of pearly whites, allowing you to regain a more comfortable bite in the long run. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment or reach out to us if you want to schedule a consultation.  

Why Choose Ornelas Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

What is a Dental Crown?

Model smile with dental crown restoration

Dental crowns are highly versatile and attractive restorations that are designed to cover the remaining structure of a single tooth. This approach has two distinct benefits – not only is the original tooth better preserved, but its original shape, strength, and aesthetic appearance is replenished. Dr. Ornelas may recommend new, customized crowns in the following cases:

The Dental Crown Process

a patient undergoing the dental crown process

In most cases, the design and creation of a brand-new crown will take two appointments. After adjusting the tooth’s shape by removing some of the enamel to make space for the restoration. Dr. Ornelas will then capture impressions of your smile and send them to a trusted dental laboratory while also fitting patients with a temporary crown in the interim for protection. Once our Crown Point dental office receives the new, permanent crown, you’ll return for the final placement. We will also make any minor adjustments to ensure the most successful and stable fit possible.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

a patient smiling after receiving his dental crown

With these lifelike and durable dental caps, you can expect to enjoy a wide range of advantages with metal-free crowns, including:

Dental Crown FAQs

Man smiling with dental crown in Crown Point

Have you been told that you require a dental crown? You may still have some questions about the restoration, so we are here to help you find some answers. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive about dental crowns in Crown Point. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, just give us a call. We’d be more than happy to share more details about the procedure and schedule you for an appointment.

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Dental crowns are not technically permanent, but they are considered to be a long-term solution. They can protect your tooth for anywhere between 5 to 15 years. To make room for the crown, your dentist needs to remove some of your protective enamel, and this is irreversible. The prepared tooth will always need to have a crown to stay protected going forward. With that being said, crowns can protect underlying teeth from additional damage, therefore helping the tooth to survive for much longer than it would have otherwise.

Do Dental Crowns Get Cavities?

A crown itself can't develop cavities, but the underlying tooth still can. In fact, a crowned tooth has about the same risk of decay as an uncrowned tooth. Poor oral hygiene makes it possible for bacteria and plaque to form around the gumline where the tooth meets the crown. They can then travel underneath the crown and cause problems for the underlying tooth. You can prevent cavities in the crowned tooth the same way you would in any other tooth. Brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups.

Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

Your dentist will numb the tooth that they will be working on when you get a crown, so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. However, your tooth will likely feel sensitive for a few days afterward, especially if you have also undergone a root canal. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, but be sure to give your dentist a call if discomfort worsens.

Do Dental Crowns Feel Natural?

Within a few days of receiving your permanent crown, it should begin to feel more natural. Crowns are made from durable materials that can stand up to everyday chewing and biting forces just as easily as your natural teeth, so eating shouldn’t feel strange. Your dentist reshaped your tooth so that the crown fits comfortably within your mouth. Additionally, each crown is customized based on impressions taken of the tooth. Your crown should not feel awkward or even noticeable.

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