Dental Crowns

man smiling in dental chairOur Eagan practice offers dental crown treatment for teeth affected by deep cavities, injuries, like a broken or cracked tooth, fractures, or root canal therapy.

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dr. Michael uses dental crowns to protect a weakened tooth when composite fillings or dental bonding cannot eliminate the risk of tooth infection or further damage. Most dental crowns today are created from dental-grade ceramic and are ideal for protecting and restoring your compromised tooth for a few reasons:

Dental porcelain can last a lifetime and can withstand the pressure from natural teeth while providing a natural aesthetic appeal.

Porcelain is hypoallergenic, meaning patients won’t suffer from allergic reactions or hyper-sensitivity, which is a possibility for some patients with traditional metal crowns.

We precisely fit your porcelain crowns to keep out oral bacteria and food particles from the inner tooth structure. 

If you are interested in improving your smile through dental crowns, schedule a consultation at Gentle Dental Eagan or call us at (651)-452-5511.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

You will need a minimum of two dental visits to prepare your tooth for a permanent dental crown. At the first visit, Dr. Michael will examine and prepare the natural tooth and take impressions of the tooth to create the final crown. Preparing your natural tooth involves removing parts of the outer tooth and shaping it to fit snugly with the final crown. Usually, a temporary crown is placed at this point until a dental ceramist completes the permanent crown.

Once the permanent crown has been fabricated, cementing it to the tooth is the last step; after Dr. Michael removes the temporary crown, he will further shape the natural tooth to ensure a precise fit with the new crown. We apply a special dental cement inside the crown, and we add a bonding agent around the natural tooth. He will then shape the outer area of the crown to ensure an even, natural bite.

woman smilingCaring for Your Dental Crown

Once we have placed your dental crown, it’s essential to care for it properly to get the longest life possible from it. To keep it in good condition, brush and floss your teeth regularly and see us at Gentle Dental Eagan for routine dental cleanings and exams. During your exams, we can check the status of your crown and ensure it's clean and undamaged.

Also, limit your consumption of hard or crunchy foods, like popcorn, that could damage the crown or your natural teeth. And if you have a bad habit, like chewing on your nails or teeth grinding, discuss your problem with Dr. Michael. If you grind your teeth while sleeping, he may recommend a night guard for protection. 

Learn More About Dental Crowns in Eagan, MN

If you are looking for dental crown treatments in the Eagan area, please contact Gentle Dental Eagan! A staff member can schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael, who can discuss your treatment plan and offer an estimate for services.