Dental Crowns in Minneapolis & Minnetonka, MN
Dental crowns are caps that restore the shape and size of teeth after being damaged and offer protection from further damage. Dental crowns are a great option for restoring damaged teeth and are a standard procedure offered at our crown dental clinic.
When a tooth is damaged, there is always hope to heal independently. Unfortunately, teeth do not heal or restore damaged enamel on their surface. However, we can help protect and restore a tooth with a dental crown.
Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can protect a weak tooth from infection, restore a damaged tooth, cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place and provide a great, natural appearance.
If you have a damaged or weak tooth, strengthen and enhance that tooth by scheduling an appointment with us for a dental crown.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. We typically use a crown to restore a damaged tooth, but they can also use it to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can consist of three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic. The location of the crown in the teeth will determine the best material to use.
For example, front teeth need to have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients may often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a way to replace a missing tooth. At Holger Dental Group, we provide clients with dental bridges to replace a tooth without wearing dentures or undergoing surgery. The new tooth is held in place by two crowns.
It looks natural and consists of a ceramic or porcelain material to match the surrounding teeth. As cosmetic dentists, Dr. Holger Dr. Akradi will ensure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing.
Before The Procedure
If you are getting dental crowns or a dental bridge for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that you whiten your teeth first. At Holger Dental Group, we offer teeth whitening procedures that can quickly and easily improve your smile’s appearance. It is important to have this procedure done first because crowns and bridges are stained and bleach-resistant.
That means that if it is created to match yellow teeth, it will remain yellow even if you have your teeth whitened at a later date. When you have the procedure done first, your new crown or bridge will be made to match your new brilliantly white teeth.
When preparing for the procedure, we recommend that patients take a day off work. If possible, you may want to take a couple of days off. It is normal for teeth to be somewhat sensitive, and it is easier if you don’t have to worry about meeting clients and keeping up with your busy schedule.
Dental Crowns And Dental Bridges
When getting dental crowns and dental bridges installed, you should work with a cosmetic dentist that knows how to complete the procedure in a way that looks natural. At Holger Dental Group, we can do so while also working to keep our patients as comfortable as possible by using sedation dentistry. The process for both procedures is fairly similar. Before getting started, an impression is taken of the teeth to create the new crown or bridge in a dental lab.
Our crown dental clinic starts by preparing the tooth when placing a dental crown around a tooth. We will need to remove a portion of the enamel so that there is room for the new crown to surround the tooth without pushing other teeth out of place. Once complete, we will clean the tooth and secure a temporary crown using removable glue.
Patients typically wear a temporary crown for around two weeks while waiting for a permanent one to be created in the lab. During this time, it is important to be careful with what you eat and how you brush your teeth since the temporary is designed to come off.
When the dental restoratives are complete, patients return to our dentist’s office so that we can remove the temporaries and bond the permanent ones to the tooth. We will secure the cap around the tooth and complete it through dental bonding for a dental crown.
A crown is placed on the two teeth surrounding the missing one with a bridge. On top of the crown is a piece that looks like natural gums that will hold the new tooth in place. These two crowns serve as anchors for this synthetic “bridge” and make a new tooth as durable as it can be. Patients depend on this procedure to replace missing teeth that look natural and restore the functionality of the missing tooth.
After the Procedure
When getting dental Restoratives, your teeth will be somewhat sensitive after being prepared. This is why you need to wear a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent one to be created. We use sedation dentistry to ensure that you will not experience any discomfort during the procedure. After the fact, you need to take some oral pain medication for a couple of days until you feel better.
The benefit of wearing a crown is that it surrounds and protects the tooth. This means that regardless of how damaged the tooth was, you can eat your favorite foods without fear of discomfort. A crown can restore the functionality of your mouth by making it easy to eat, drink and speak like normal. This is ideal for people suffering from severely sensitive teeth, have a cracked or chipped tooth, or have undergone a root canal. Similarly, a bridge makes it possible to eat and speak normally without worrying about your new tooth becoming loose or falling out. They are both ideal for people that have active lifestyles and don’t want to be constrained by their teeth.
To find out if the procedure is right for you, call us to schedule an appointment with us and discuss your options. At Holger Dental Group, we make it easier for patients throughout Minneapolis and Minnetonka to have a beautiful and functional smile.