Dental crowns can be used to not only restore a tooth affected by tooth decay, but also to strengthen a cracked tooth or whiten a discolored tooth. Dental crowns look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Most people, when looking at a smile, cannot tell the difference between a natural tooth and a dental crown. Dr. Rob Heller is a prosthodontist in Lewis Center, OH that can restore your beautiful smile with dental crowns.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that fits snuggly over the tooth, completely covering it. Crowns mimic the shape, color, strength and appearance of a tooth. Click on a thumbnail below to view the crown placing procedure.
A dental crown is a restoration that will look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. It is tooth colored and tooth shaped, fitting snuggly over your tooth. For the procedure, Dr. Heller will numb the area, reshape and rebuild the tooth needing the dental crown, and take an impression of the tooth to be sent to a lab where the final crown will be made. A temporary crown is made and put in place while the permanent crown is fabricated, a process that typically takes about two to three weeks. At the following appointment, the permanent crown will be securely cemented into place.
If you have tooth decay, worn teeth, or have had a root canal and would like to learn more about your options for a dental crown in Lewis Center, OH, contact Dr. Heller. Call our office to schedule your appointment today!
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