What’s your best treatment option for decayed or cracked teeth? Allan J. Milewski DDS often recommends all-porcelain dental crowns for his Medina area patients. Natural-looking and durable, dental crowns completely cover remaining healthy tooth structure above the gum line and allow compromised teeth to give patients healthy chewing, eating and appearance for years.
Treatment with a porcelain dental crown
Say, for instance, you have had root canal therapy on a tooth. Your Medina dentist has removed diseased pulp and placed a temporary filling over the site. Or, a tooth is cracking because it has had multiple fillings for decay. The dental crown is the perfect covering to support and beautify remaining tooth structure.
Dr. Milewski evaluates the tooth with a visual examination and digital x-rays. He carefully removes old filling material and damaged enamel. He then takes oral impressions which allow an outside dental lab to customize an all-ceramic restoration that fits the space, caps the tooth and bites together perfectly with the opposite arch. He places a temporary crown and sends his treatment plan to the dental lab.
At a subsequent visit to the Medina dentist, the doctor removes the temporary cap, and the patient receives his permanent crown. Dr. Milewski uses special bonding cement and adjusts the patient’s bite. Dental crowns take little, if any, time for the patient to experience natural biting, chewing and speech. Of course, the cosmetic effect is immediate and amazing!
Medina dental crowns are very versatile
Dental crowns may be used to:
- Complete endodontic, or root canal, therapy
- Correct misaligned bites
- Close awkward spaces
- Cover teeth oddly shaped, chipped or fractured teeth
- Anchor restorations such as fixed bridgework
- Restore dental implants
The porcelain crown is an important component of modern dental implants. Comprised of a titanium screw surgically placed into the patient’s jaw and a metal post that extends above the gums, the dental implant’s crowning glory is just that–a beautiful ceramic crown.
Caring for your Medina dental crowns
As with their natural teeth, patients care for ceramic crowns with twice daily brushing with a soft-bristled brush and low-abrasion fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing, particularly at the gumline, keeps oral bacteria and plaque from causing gum disease.
Also, Dr. Milewski likes to see all his dental crown patients for regular, 6-month oral exams and hygienic cleanings to keep all teeth–restored or not–bright, clean and healthy. When a patient follows these steps, porcelain crowns stay in place and function for many years.
Concerned about the health of a tooth?
Contact Dr. Allan J. Milewski right away. He does everything possible to restore damaged teeth to full function and aesthetics. A porcelain dental crown just may be your smile solution.