Metairie Village Dentistry
Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist located in Metairie, LA
Dental crowns are beneficial for those with a broken or cracked tooth. At Metairie Village Dentistry in Metairie, Louisiana, Lisa Wyatt, DDS, makes sure that dental crowns restore teeth and provide results that look natural to improve the aesthetics of your smile. To achieve your desired look, request a consultation online or call Metairie Village Dentistry today.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a cap that covers a tooth that is worn, broken, or decayed. There are many options for crown materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, gold, or metal.
Crowns preserve teeth and help you maintain a high level of oral health with a natural look. If you are unsure that a crown is the best treatment option for you, Dr. Wyatt at Metairie Village Dentistry can assist you in ascertaining a crown.
Do I need a crown?
Dental crowns restore the health and structure of your tooth. When a filling isn’t enough or dental decay is advanced, a dental crown may be the next best option. At Metairie Village Dentistry, Dr, Wyatt may also recommend a crown if:
- A tooth needs protection after a root canal
- A tooth is at risk of fracturing
- A tooth is cracked or chipped
- A tooth is discolored or misshapen
Dental crowns may also be necessary to cover an implant or replace a missing tooth.
What are the benefits of crowns?
Dental crowns provide several benefits. Crowns restore your tooth to its original size, shape, and color. A crown can also strengthen teeth that may be damaged, broken, cracked, or decaying. Crowns can also close gaps between teeth and improve the positioning of teeth.
Crowns are also beneficial because they:
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Help maintain a natural bite
- Improve confidence when smiling
While crowns can last up to 10 years, good oral hygiene and regular cleanings can increase the lifetime of your crown.
How long does it take to get a crown?
At Metairie Village Dentistry, Dr. Wyatt specializes in providing same-day crowns. Within a roughly two-hour visit, Dr. Wyatt ensures that a crown is the most effective treatment for you. By using the high-quality, cutting-edge technology of CEREC®, she creates the necessary mold, and your crown, in-office.
Once Dr. Wyatt inspects and adjusts the crown for quality and fit, she places the crown on your tooth and advises you of proper care and any at-home instructions you may need to follow.
To see if a crown is right for you, make an appointment online or call Metairie Village Dentistry today.