The tooth crown procedure in Rochester Hills is as varied as the crown itself. This type of restoration is arguably among the most versatile used to rebuild a damaged tooth.
Generally, a crown to correct damage such as poor shape or stubborn discoloration requires two visits at the Rochester Hills office of John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC. The first appointment involves shaping existing tooth structure to accommodate the crown. After the site is prepared, an impression of the tooth to be treated will be made. This impression serves as a model for your permanent crown. To protect the prepared site, a temporary crown will be placed. A second visit involves removing the temporary crown, and checking the fit and cementing your permanent crown.
A crown may be placed following root canal therapy. This treatment may be the only way to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be removed. After the root canals are treated, a course of antibiotics and healing may follow to treat or prevent infection before the permanent crown is placed. This restoration will be completed in a timely fashion, so the treated root canals don’t become contaminated again with harmful bacteria that can cause infection.
Not all teeth can be saved with root canal therapy. Crowns play a critical role in both conventional and modern tooth replacement systems. They are necessary to complete a multi-unit dental bridge, and crowns are also used to cover a dental implant and restore the appearance and function of a completely rebuilt tooth.
Any crown procedure starts with a consultation. John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC may even suggest conservative alternatives to crowns, such as inlays or onlays. For scheduling, call (248) 243-6044.