Dental Crowns Columbus
What is a dental crown?
When a tooth is badly decayed, broken or cracked, an artificial crown can be crafted to give you a fully functioning, natural-looking tooth.
First, the damaged tooth is reduced to a healthy level. Next, a digital impression is taken and a temporary crown is placed for short-term use while your permanent one is crafted. You will then return to us 1-2 weeks later to have your final crown attached.
What are dental crowns made of?
Crowns are made of many different materials (porcelain, ceramic, metal), and are expertly shaped to look just like your natural tooth. In our office, Dr. Hanin uses BruxZir® Solid Zirconia and e.max® ceramic crowns. With our expertly-shaped, tooth-colored crowns, no one will know the difference when you smile!
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An impression of your mouth tells us exactly how to make your crown so that the look is totally natural and the fit is structurally sound for chewing. Traditionally, impressions were taken using a putty-like material, which can be uncomfortable for some patients. Fortunately, there is now a better option. With 3-D scanners, we can take a digital impression of your mouth instead – no putty required.
Benefits of Digital Impressions:
- Better accuracy leads to a better fit of the crown.
- You don’t have to sit with putty in your mouth, which can cause anxiety and discomfort in some people.
- Digital impression can be stored electronically.
- Better turnaround time on the crown as the impression can be sent electronically, not requiring traditional mail.
Why do I need a crown?
Crowns are necessary when decay is so great that a dental filling would be structurally unsound or if the tooth is broken or fractured.
What is a temporary crown?
A temporary crown is meant to be used while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab. Exercise caution when chewing in the area of a temporary, and brush and floss normally. It is not designed for permanence and therefore the cement will start to break down after some time, exposing your tooth to decay underneath. It is important to return to our office as directed to have your permanent crown placed.
How long do crowns last?
Your permanent crown should last between 5 and 15 years, sometimes even longer.
Do dental crowns hurt?
The area will be completely numb during the procedure for your comfort. Any discomfort experienced after the numbing wears off is typically manageable with over the counter pain medications.
If you have been told you need a crown, please call our office at Jeff Hanin DDS, Inc. Phone Number 614-237-2529. Dr. Hanin can give you a safe, comfortable and effective crown treatment.