Dental Crowns in Chaska & Excelsior, MN
Dental crowns are used to reinstate the shape and size of the affected tooth, strengthen it, and enhance chewing functionality.
Possible Need for Dental Crowns
Our skilled team of dentists near you uses dental crowns in Chaska & Excelsior, MN to repair several issues such as:
Extensive Decay – If the decay extends beyond half the tooth’s width, a filling may not serve the purpose. The remaining tooth structure around the large cavity tends to be weak and can be strengthened with the help of crowns. Old fillings that show signs of cracking may also need to be replaced with crowns.
Root Canal – After root canal therapy, the hollowed-out tooth tends to be predisposed to cracking. We will place a crown on the affected tooth roughly two weeks after root canal treatment to protect the tooth from damage.
Cracked Tooth – Chewing on fracture lines may force an already weak tooth to crack. A dental crown holds the tooth structure together and distributes chewing forces evenly to minimize pain.
Fractured Cusps – Cusps take on the maximum stress while chewing and are prone to breaking. Crowns offer complete coverage and reduce the likelihood of a fracture.
Dental crowns can also be used to repair damaged or decayed baby teeth.
Difference between Temporary and Permanent Crowns
Before placing a permanent crown, our skilled dentists at Town Dental will shave down tooth enamel to shape the tooth. We will fasten a temporary crown on the prepared tooth to protect it from damage. The interim crown also helps you confidently chew and speak until you receive the permanent crown.
Since temporary dental crowns near you are designed to last for a shorter period, they are made from acrylic or metals like stainless steel. They are adhered to the tooth by using temporary cement so that our dentists in Chaska & Excelsior, MN can remove them easily.
Our highly trained dentists will remove the temporary crown then clean and dry the teeth and gums before cementing the permanent crown in place. Town Dental provides an extensive range of dental crowns, including all-ceramic, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold.