Our Dental Associates of Manchester dentist may recommend that you undergo a dental crown procedure for one of several reasons: you have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together, you have a tooth that is extremely discolored, or you wish to have a crown placed for cosmetic reasons.
When a cavity grows too large to be repaired by a standard filling, Drs. Timothy Collier will often recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This is essentially a replica of the tooth enamel layer made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. The crown itself is hollow to allow it to be anchored on a post-like abutment that is formed from the core structures of the tooth.
Our dentist will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel layer. Then, they will create a detailed impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new dental crown is made.
A member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment when the new crown is ready. This appointment will be brief as the temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented into place.
If you have a decayed or disfigured tooth that you would like fixed, come to our office in Manchester, Iowa, today to schedule your appointment.