You bit down on your favorite hard food and chipped or perhaps even broke a crown – what now? You want it fixed quickly and don’t want to sacrifice quality. First, it’s time to consider a few things before a decision is made.
WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A dental crown is a necessary tooth restoration process that places a cap on top of and surrounds a vulnerable tooth. Restoring the shape and color of a tooth is an art form, one that Dr. Ben Johnson at Johnson Family Dental in Paducah has practiced and refined. His priority is that every patient has a lasting repair and is pleased with their smile.
WHY WOULD I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
Deciding when a crown is necessary is best left to a dental professional. Most often crowns are needed when a tooth is broken, cracked, worn down or damaged so much so that a traditional filling won’t allow for restoration of its natural function.
If a tooth is cracked from trauma to the face, for example, a crown can hold the tooth together and protect it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored tooth, attach a bridge or prevent a fracture in a weak tooth.
What If I Need A Crown?
The first step is to call Johnson Family Dental at (270) 554-2432 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben Johnson. Since a broken tooth can be painful as well as concerning for the individual, we will get you in to our office as soon as possible. Dr. Johnson will do an oral exam as well as take xrays of the tooth. If a crown is needed, we will take a mold of the tooth to make sure the tooth is being created to fit like a natural tooth. We will match the shade of your other teeth to make sure that your new crown will look natural. We will then create a temporary crown will will be placed to protect your tooth and help improve the physical appearance of the tooth.
If you have questions or need more information, give us a call. Johnson Family Dental is located at 2913 Lone Oak Rd in Paducah, KY. Our normal office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm.