A crown is a synthetic covering bonded to the top of a damaged or decaying tooth. If you experience a blow to the mouth or develop a deep cavity, crowns can reduce the risk of other complications and prevent the need for an extraction.
Traditionally, crowns were made from metal amalgam, a silver material. Thanks to advances in manufacturing, VaraniSmile is able to offer porcelain, tooth-colored crowns. Porcelain crowns blend in with your existing teeth, ensuring your smile appears vibrant and natural.
VaraniSmile uses crowns to:
You might also benefit from a crown if you need a root canal. A root canal is an endodontic procedure that removes the pulp from the center of a tooth. That eliminates the risk of infection and preserves your smile.
At VaraniSmile, getting porcelain crowns takes two visits.
To see if you need a crown, your VaraniSmile provider takes oral X-rays and conducts a comprehensive exam.
If they determine you have a decaying or damaged tooth, your provider administers a local anesthetic and removes the affected portion of your tooth enamel.
Next, they use an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions of your tooth. Your provider covers your tooth with a temporary crown and sends your impressions to a dental facility.
The dental facility uses your impressions to create a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly. When it's ready, you return to VaraniSmile.
On your second visit, your VaraniSmile provider removes your temporary crown and replaces it with the permanent one. Before you leave, they polish your teeth and explain how to keep your crown in optimal condition.
Most crowns last 12-15* years, but you can extend their use by investing in preventive dentistry. VaraniSmile recommends:
It’s also important to visit VaraniSmile two times a year. Oral exams and routine cleanings can keep your teeth and smile healthy for years to come.
To learn more about crowns, make an appointment at VaraniSmile by booking online or calling the office today.
*Individual results may vary.