Crowns are one of the most common dental procedures. They are tooth-shaped caps that cover a damaged tooth in order to restore its shape and size and improve its strength and appearance. Once a dental crown is in place, it covers the entire portion of the tooth above the gum line and blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown because you have a particularly weak tooth, you have a tooth that is extremely discolored, or you would simply like to feel more confident about a tooth that you are not fond of.
Getting a dental crown after, rather than before Invisalign or braces is a good idea. This is because you should have your teeth in alignment and your bite correct prior to any restorative dental care. Tooth decay is the only exception to this as it is important to take care of this issue before it worsens.
How the Process of Getting a Dental Crown Works
The process of getting a dental crown typically takes two separate visits to the dentist. During your first visit, your dentist will examine your tooth and make sure it can support a crown. They will then fill it down to prepare it for a crown.
Once your tooth is filled, an impression of your tooth as well as the teeth surrounding it will be taken and sent to a dental lab so that a permanent crown can be made. You will return to the dentist for a second visit once the crown is ready so that it could be placed permanently.
Contact Gladwell Orthodontics
For more information about getting a dental crown after Invisalign or braces, you should contact Gladwell Orthodontics today at 919-453-6325. Dr. Jason Gladwell will gladly answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.