Back in 200 AD, the Etruscans (an early Italian culture) made dental crowns from gold to restore damaged teeth. Crown technology has come a long way since then. Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry puts the best of modern dental techniques into the smiles of patients in the Cincinnati and Fairfield Township area, with durable, attractive dental crowns.
Dental crowns to the rescue
Dental crowns are extremely versatile, used to restore, strengthen, protect, and beautify in these situations:
- A tooth with an area of decay too large to support a filling.
- A cracked, broken, or worn-down tooth.
- For cosmetic improvement in a tooth that is poorly-shaped or badly discolored.
- To top a dental implant as a stand-alone tooth replacement.
- To safeguard a tooth after root canal therapy.
- As part of a crown and bridge unit to replace missing teeth.
Just two visits required
At the initial appointment, your mouth is numbed and the tooth is prepared. Damage is removed and the tooth is shaped to hold the crown. Impressions are taken for the design of your new tooth. Impressions, exact measurements, and shading information are sent to a professional dental laboratory, where the crown is fabricated. There are many materials of choice including gold, porcelain, porcelain to metal, and zirconia for its strength, stain resistant qualities, and natural appearance. A temporary resin crown is placed so that you look and chew normally while the final crown is being fabricated.
You return to Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry in two to three weeks. The interim/temporary crown is removed, and the new one is cemented into place, again with local anesthetic as needed. After a bit of final adjusting and polishing, your smile is restored! With good oral hygiene, your dental crown can last a decade or more.
Teams at our Fairfield office (513) 815-3166
and in Western Hills (513) 815-3188
are eager to tell you more about dental crowns. Call today to schedule an appointment.
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Excellent service and care, Dr. Patel and her staff, are very professional, caring, and very friendly. Have recommended my friends to her location.