What is A Dental Crown?
By Matyas & Matyas
December 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Our New London dentists, Dr. Thomas Matyas and Dr. Janellen Matyas, are here to make sure that your dental treatment doesn’t hurt!dental crowns

When it comes to dental procedures the one question on many patients’ minds is, “Will it hurt?” Drs. Thomas and Janellen Matyas hear this a lot, and our goal here at our New London, CT office is to make sure that everyone gets the dental care they need without worrying about pain and discomfort. If we’ve told you that you could benefit from getting dental crowns, find out more about what goes into making sure your procedure is comfortable and easy.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a restorative tooth-shaped cap that is designed to fit over the visible portion of a damaged tooth to restore it both functionally and aesthetically. If you are dealing with a tooth that has been damaged by decay, infection or trauma, or a tooth that is misshapen or severely discolored, then our New London general dentist will most often recommend a dental crown.

What is the procedure like?

We understand that any dental procedure can be a bit stressful, but we are here to make sure that you get a healthy restored smile without pain or discomfort. You’ll be happy to hear that getting a crown is actually a pretty simple procedure.

However, your treatment process will differ depending on whether or not you need a root canal first. If your tooth has an infection, then we will need to treat it with a root canal. But rest assured that this procedure is performed under local anesthesia so the area will be completely numb the entire time. This means that you can sit back in our dental chair and relax while we remove the infected portions of your tooth and give you a healthier smile.

If you just need a dental crown to cover over a cracked, discolored, malformed or damaged tooth that isn’t infected then we will simply need to shave down some enamel to make room for the crown. Of course, this procedure will also be performed under local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing.

Need to schedule your next dental visit? Have questions about your upcoming crown procedure? Then don’t hesitate to call Drs. Thomas and Janellen Matyas today. We are here to put your mind at ease and to help you maintain a healthy smile.

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