Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment option for patients with damaged or discolored teeth. Crowns also cover dental implants and stabilize teeth following root canal treatment. Lititz, PA dentist Dr. John Gotwalt works with patients to help them restore the function and aesthetics of their smiles. He provides dental crown treatment with the comfort of his patients in mind. If you are interested in supporting weak teeth or covering tooth damage, call Dr. Gotwalt at 717-220-4651 or request an appointment online. To learn more, see the answers to commonly asked questions that many patients may have about dental crowns below:
Dental Crown FAQs
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns are made of porcelain dental ceramic that is color-matched to the rest of your natural teeth. Porcelain reflects light for an aesthetically pleasing end result. This material is also durable and long-lasting.
What is the dental crown treatment like?
Dr. Gotwalt will fully examine your teeth before treatment. He will also take your oral health, goals, and budget into account to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Dental crown treatment begins with Dr. Gotwalt cleaning and shaping the affected tooth. He removes a small amount of the tooth enamel to ensure there is enough room for the dental crown. Dr. Gotwalt will fit you with a temporary crown while a custom one is made in a dental lab. He takes dental impressions of teeth so that the crown fits with the rest of your smile. After the final crown is complete, he will ensure that it fits securely.
How do I care for my dental crowns after treatment?
Immediately following your dental crown treatment, avoid eating for one hour. You may eat soft foods, and avoid any hard or sticky foods. You can also brush and floss your dental crowns, but follow Dr. Gotwalt’s instructions as he will tell you how to properly care for your crowns. With the appropriate care, dental crowns can last for many years. Remember to brush and floss regularly, and make biannual appointments do Dr. Gotwalt’s office. Dr. Gotwalt and his team will help you maintain your crowns properly.