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Crowns

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If a tooth is damaged or has a large filling that needs replacing, a crown is probably your best option for treatment. At Niles Kenworthy Dental we will go the extra mile to make sure that your new crown is a beautiful, long-lasting restoration. It is important that a new crown on your front teeth match the color of your other teeth. We will often arrange to have you visit the highly skilled and artitistic techinicians at a local dental laboratory to get a shade match. Just one more example of outstanding service for our patients.

Course of Treatment

Placing a Crown – Step by Step

  1. Before the procedure
    The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.
  2. Preparing the old tooth
    The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.
  3. Placing the new crown
    A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
  4. End result
    The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.