Rebuild your teeth and complete your smile with versatile porcelain dental crowns
At Yerger Family Dental, patients in Miles City, Montana, can enjoy numerous cosmetic and restorative dental care services to breathe life into compromised smiles. One popular restoration we offer is dental crowns. Dental crowns, commonly called dental caps, are custom-made to match your existing teeth while adding strength to your compromised teeth.
Why a dental crown may be necessary
A composite filling may be the only treatment needed if you have a cavity. However, if the cavity is extensive, a typical filling isn’t enough to restore the structure of your tooth. Where your tooth has lost most of its structure, we install a dental crown to revive its shape, size, and health. A dental crown is an alternative to removing your tooth.
The other reasons you may need a dental crown include the following:
- To restore your tooth after implant placement
- To cover up an aesthetically challenged tooth
- To secure a dental bridge
- To protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
While dental crowns can be made from metal or composite resin, we prefer porcelain because of its aesthetics and durability. Once we install porcelain crowns, your smile appears natural, and your crowns last for about 15 years before they require replacement.
How dental crowns are placed
Traditional crowns require at least two dental appointments. After the initial examination, we administer local anesthesia and prepare your compromised tooth. Next, we take your bite impression and send the images to a dental lab to tailor-make your crown. We place a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your restoration is ready.
Once your custom-made dental crown is ready, you will schedule a follow-up appointment with our office. During this visit, we will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit before using dental cement to bond the crown in place. Before leaving our office with your new smile, we will provide you with care instructions to help prolong the lifespan of your crown.
Affordable dental crowns in Miles City, Montana
Dental crowns can rebuild your damaged teeth for a healthy, beautiful smile. Want to see what dental crowns can do for your smile? Please schedule an appointment with Drs. Chase Yerger, Diana Stewart, and the team by dialing (406) 233-1241.