I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
Dental crowns are special caps that are placed over an existing tooth to protect the nerves, root, and dentin underneath. Dental crowns are also used when a tooth is replaced with a dental implant. If you need to get dental crowns, your dentist can do some of the work for you, but they may refer you to a dental crown specialist for more involved cases.
Do you need to see a dental crown specialist? Whether you need dental crowns for the first time or you already have dental crowns and need new ones, here are signs you may need to see this type of dental professional.
You are hard to fit for dental crowns
Some patients are more urgent to fit crowns in than others. Some patients have softer dental enamel, special jaw or mouth shapes, or other issues that make getting traditional dental crowns or dental crown treatments harder to do. If you have a genetic defect, severe dental issues, or need to have several dental crowns repaired or are just otherwise hard to fit for dental crowns for a variety of reasons, you'll often be referred to a dental crown specialist.
You are new to dental crowns and need lots of work
Are you getting a full set of dental crowns via dental implants? Are you having a full mouth restoration complete with the repair or replacement of your existing dental crowns? Do you need to have more dental crowns put in than your dentist originally thought and the work will be extensive? See your dentist about getting referred to a dental crown specialist. This specialist will take a mold of your gums and teeth to start creating the dental crowns that will fit best in your mouth and will match the dental crowns to the shade of your existing teeth to keep your smile looking as real and natural as possible.
You are needing dental crowns due to injury
Sports and auto injuries can be common reasons for a full mouth restoration due to injury and can also be a great reason to bring in a dental professional. If your smile has been damaged by an accident or injury, then a dental crown specialist may be brought in to help determine just how much cosmetic and restorative dental work you'll need. There are several reasons to get dental crowns in the first place, and several more to have to need a dental crown specialist to help you get the right work done.
For more information about dental crowns, contact a local professional.Share
10 November 2022