At Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem, we provide dental crowns for patients throughout the 97301 area. This procedure is extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged.
The Team at Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem is an expert at completing dental crowns in a way that looks natural while resolving oral health issues.
This way a patient can regain the functionality of their tooth without looking like dental work was ever completed. If you live in Salem OR call 503-391-8920 to schedule your appointment so that you can learn more about dental crowns.
They are an excellent choice of restoration for many types of dental issues, such as:
To strengthen and protect a decayed tooth, e.g. one with decay too large to be repaired by a filling.
To restore a badly worn down, chipped or cracked tooth.
To change or restore the shape, size or color of a tooth.
To complete a larger dental restoration, such as a dental implant or bridge.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. The Team at Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem will typically use a crown to restore a tooth that has been damaged, but they can also be used for cosmetic purposes in order to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can be made in three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic. Where the crown is located will determine the best material to use. For example, front teeth should have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients throughout Salem, Oregon will often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
Before the Procedure
If you are getting dental crowns for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that you whiten your teeth first. At Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem, we offer teeth whitening procedures that can improve the appearance of your smile quickly and easily. It is important to have this procedure done first because the material that crowns are made out of is both stain and bleach resistant. That means that if it is created to match yellow teeth, it will remain yellow even if you have your teeth whitened at a later date. When you have the procedure done first, your new crown or bridge will be made to match your new brilliantly white teeth.
When preparing for the procedure, we recommend that patients throughout Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem take a day off of work. If possible, you may want to take a couple of days off. It is normal for teeth to be somewhat sensitive, and it is easier if you don’t have to worry about meeting clients and keeping up with your busy schedule.
After the Procedure
When getting dental Restoratives, your teeth will be somewhat sensitive after they have been prepared. This is why you need to wear a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent one to be created. We use sedation dentistry to ensure that you won’t experience any discomfort during the procedure and after the fact, you simply need to take some oral pain medication for a couple of days until you feel better.
The benefit of wearing a crown is that it surrounds and protects the tooth. This means that regardless of how damaged the tooth was, you can eat your favorite foods without fear of discomfort. A crown can restore the functionality of your mouth by making it easy to eat, drink and speak like normal. This is ideal for people that are suffering from severely sensitive teeth, have a cracked or chipped tooth, or have undergone a root canal.
To find out if the procedure is right for you, call 503-391-8920 to schedule an appointment with The Team at Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem and discuss your options. At Sunrise Emergency Dentist of Salem, we make it easier for patients throughout Salem OREGON to have a beautiful and functional smile.