Facts about Crowns

A crown sometimes called “a cap” covers the tooth for a variety of reasons.

  • It’s primary purpose is to strengthen a tooth and restore it to the original shape & function. Improved cosmetics and a more natural appearance of your tooth is a secondary benefit.
  • At your dental visit we will offer you amenities to make you as comfortable as possible. Your menu of choices include:
  • Nitrous Oxide – helps you relax and makes time feel like it passes more quickly.
  • Headphones – it will eliminate extraneous noises.
  • Massage units – why not!
  • Hand Moisturizing Mitts – for relaxation and softening of the hands.
  • If there is something special you would like, please don’t be shy to ask. We would love to help you in anyway we can.

About your visit:

  • We will take impressions for our records and records needed for our laboratory
  • We will rebuild your tooth by removing all the old filling material and decay from the tooth. Next we will place a bonded foundation (build-up) into your tooth to restore it’s strength. This forms the shape necessary for the retention & shape of your new crown.
  • A master impression will be taken and sent to the laboratory.
  • The temporary crown will be fabricated next and cemented with a temporary cement.
  • While in the temporary crown you will be asked to:
  • Brush gently around the crown. Rinse with Closys rinse or a 50%/50% solution of water &hydrogen peroxide and gently floss the temporary crown. Pull the floss through not back through the contact.

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We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty for our community. At Gentle Dentistry, it has always been our mission to keep our patients safe, healthy and pain-free.  We are committed to that mission, especially now! 

With that in mind, we are taking all the necessary precautions as directed by the CDC. Gentle Dentistry is suspending all non-essential and non-urgent dental care services until May 8, 2020. If you currently have an appointment with us for routine services, the appointment has been canceled. We will work with you to reschedule it.

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We remain positive and hopeful about the future and look forward to serving you soon.

In health,

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