When a tooth is cracked, broken, decayed, or discolored, a dental crown can protect the tooth and offer reinforcement and strength. A crown is a tooth-colored porcelain cap that fits snugly over the top of a natural tooth, giving a streamlined appearance to the smile.
Discover the benefits of a dental crown today by making an appointment with Juban Cowen Dental Care, conveniently located in Baton Rouge, LA.
The process for dental crown placement typically takes two appointments to complete.
During the first appointment, your dentist will alter the natural tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. Next, impressions will be taken of the teeth. These will be used to facilitate the creation of your customized porcelain crown. At the second appointment, your newly constructed dental crown will be permanently bonded to the affected tooth.
The overall objective of a dental crown is to protect the natural tooth from further damage while blending in with the smile for a lifelike appearance. For this reason, Drs. Juban and Cowen take great care to match the prosthetic dental crown to the rest of the teeth and ensure a snug, comfortable fit.
Worried that a dental crown procedure could be uncomfortable? The team at Juban Cowen Dental Care takes every precaution to ensure that patients feel relaxed and comfortable during the process.
Typically, numbing agents and local anesthetic are applied to the appropriate area of the mouth to reduce any sensitivity. After the procedure, patients may experience slight tenderness and soreness for a few days. However, these side effects should diminish quickly.
Occasionally, patients at Juban Cowen Dental Care have existing dental crowns that need to be replaced. In these situations, Drs. Juban and Cowen will remove the old dental crown, clean and sanitize the natural tooth, and place a new cap on top.
In some cases, dental insurance may cover all or a portion of this process.
Patients with dental damage may be prime candidates for dental crown placement. This treatment may also be indicated for those embarrassed by discoloration, chips, cracks, or other cosmetic flaws.
Contact Juban Cowen Dental Care to set up a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.