Crown

Pearl Dental Group

Dentists located in Baton Rouge, LA

A crown is a classic dental solution that serves a wide range of purposes. At Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Andre Bruni, DDS, Jessica Bruni, DDS, and the team provide patients with high-quality crowns in order to reinforce damaged teeth and restore their oral health. To learn more about how Pearl Dental Group can improve your smile with a crown, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.

Crown

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently bonded to an existing root structure, like a natural tooth root or a dental implant. A crown feels and functions just like a natural tooth, so once your dentist seals it in place, you won’t even notice that you have it. 

Crowns are made from a wide range of materials, including gold, silver amalgam, and composite resin. All have different advantages depending on your preferences, budget, and the placement of the crown in your mouth. 

Pearl Dental Group offers high-quality ceramic crowns, which are incredibly strong and durable. They also look just like natural tooth enamel, allowing your restoration to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

What do dental crowns do?

Dental crowns serve a wide range of purposes, like:

  • Replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Restoring function in a badly worn tooth
  • Strengthening a damaged tooth
  • Reinforcing a decayed tooth
  • Improving your ability to speak or chew
  • Attaching a bridge

The dentists at Pearl Dental Group typically give you a crown after you’ve had a root canal. This restores function to your tooth and reinforces its structural integrity.

How do you get a crown?

All it takes is a few office visits for your dentist to install your crown. They use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding area before shaving off some enamel to make room for the crown. 

Once your tooth is prepared, your dentist takes an impression of it that they send to a lab. The lab designs your crown to fit perfectly in your mouth and comfortably in your bite. Your dentist fits you with a temporary crown to wear while you wait for your permanent one to come back from the lab, which takes about a week. 

When your permanent crown arrives, you come back to Pearl Dental Group for another visit. Your dentist removes your temporary restoration, cleans your mouth, and places the permanent crown. They check that the fit and bite are comfortable and accurate, and seal it with dental cement. Once they’re done, you can eat, speak, and smile as soon as you leave the office!

Don’t wait any longer to get a smile that feels and looks great. Schedule a dental crown consultation with Pearl Dental Group today by calling the office or booking online.