If Dr. Borsky has the ability to save your natural tooth over having it extracted, he’ll always consider that option first and foremost. With durable, natural-looking and oral health-restoring dental crowns, you can save your tooth and bring it back its function to the fullest. Whether you need to cover a single tooth or several teeth, Dr. Borsky and our team will work with you to rebuild your smile. To get started, feel free to give his office a call today!
Dental crowns are used for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is decay that has damaged a tooth to the point where a dental filling is not enough to restore its function. If your tooth sustained damage from an injury, such as a crack or major chip, bacteria can easily access the vulnerable pulp inside. If you need to replace teeth, crowns will be used as part of a larger restoration called a fixed bridge.
Dr. Borsky will go over your case in better detail and provide his professional recommendation for treatment. If he determines a crown is the best option, he’ll begin by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum tissue in order to prepare the tooth. After removing a very small amount of enamel, he can create an impression of your tooth, then cover it with a temporary crown until the permanent one is created. After about two weeks, you’ll come back to the office to have the permanent crown placed.