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.
It is important to know that your doctor is keeping up with the constant and rapid advancements in modern technology. Digital x-rays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit our office. Instead of using a conventional film, we use a special computer sensor which puts the x-ray picture directly into the computer and which allows us to reduce the amount of harmful radiation by nearly 90%. Since the pictures are in the computer, we can enhance the images to better diagnose conditions--often before they become problems. This proves to be much more convenient for you because the x-rays can then be displayed on the computer right in front of you!
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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