In just two sessions, you can cover an unattractive tooth with a dental crown and improve its appearance. Or if you have a weakened tooth, or one that has become chipped or cracked, we at the office of Grant D. Hensley DDS will likewise suggest the use of a crown to address the situation.
In addition to the uses mentioned above, dental crowns are key components of full-tooth restorations like dental implants and bridges. And if you get a root canal, the procedure requires that the tooth is drilled down to about half its original size. Dental crowns are employed to give the tooth back its normal height and to protect it from infections. The two step process begins with our Dentist in Franklin taking impressions at our office. Those impressions are sent to the dental lab. In the meantime, you will have a temporary crown placed on your tooth. When you return, the crown will be fitted to you. Our Dentist in Franklin will tend to any adjustments that are necessary. Only when it looks and feels right will it be cemented to your tooth. Nowadays, tooth-colored materials such as porcelain are typically used for making dental crowns. Porcelain is durable and it also is stain resistant. That’s a big plus if you smoke or vape, drink coffee or tea frequently, or you eat or drink one of the other common foods and drinks that are known to stain. Dental crowns are often the only thing that stands between you and the loss of a tooth. And keeping your natural teeth is always a top priority.
So when you need a dental crown, reach out to us to arrange an appointment with our Dentist in Franklin. It’s a simple and highly effective tool designed to make teeth last longer and remain viable.
Grant D. Hensley DDS
114 Rand Place
Franklin, TN 37064