There are times when you may need to protect or repair a tooth that has been damaged or affected by tooth decay or periodontal disease. At Summit Dental Group of Boise, Idaho, our dentists work alongside patients to educate them on solutions for their dental concerns. If a patient is a good candidate for the fabrication and placement of a dental crown, our team will make that recommendation and walk them through the process. The dental crown procedure is a straightforward solution to addressing teeth affected by infection, decay, or trauma.
Drs. Carson Mooney, Robert Studebaker, Lance Ritchie, and Zach Richardson of Summit Dental Group describe the dental crown as a porcelain “cap.” It is fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth to ensure that it looks as natural as possible within the smile once placed. These “caps” cover the exposed portion of a tooth above the gumline and can last many years with proper care.
There are several steps required to fabricate and place porcelain caps for teeth. Drs. Carson Mooney, Robert Studebaker, Lance Ritchie, and Zach Richardson advise patients about this process to ensure they understand what needs to be done.
Patients who take proper care of their smile after dental crown placement will find that their restoration will last many years before needing replacement. This makes it an excellent investment in strengthening and protecting an otherwise compromised tooth.
If you have been told you could benefit from a dental crown, you should talk to our dentists at Summit Dental Group of Boise, Idaho, about the available solutions. Drs. Carson Mooney, Robert Studebaker, Lance Ritchie, and Zach Richardson can educate you further on the process of obtaining dental crowns and the benefits they provide.