Crowns & Bridges
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root-canaled, we may recommend that it be crowned. Crowns both protect the tooth from further damage as well as improve its size and shape. You can expect the restoration to last for many years before it will need to be replaced.
Why are Dental Crowns needed?
There are a couple of reasons why you might benefit from a new dental crown. The most common reason is because a tooth has cracked, fractured or broken. You might need a crown if you've recently undergone a root canal, which can leave the tooth more prone to breaking. If a tooth has a large filling in it or a deep area of decay, we might recommend simply crowning it to protect and restore it.
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
Our doctors at Mauna Family Dental in Hilo will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is necessary. If it's found that you do need a crown, it is best to have the work done right away to prevent further damage to the tooth. If you have an older crown that needs to be replaced, we can do this easily in our office at your own convenience. Crowns can be placed over virtually any tooth in need of restoration.
Do you take digital impressions?
At Mauna Family Dental we use a 3Shape TRIOS to take digital impressions. The TRIOS is a digital impression solution that allows us to take accurate impressions without the discomfort of gummy impression material. Digital impressions allow patients to see their teeth instantly in 3D and gets your mold to the lab quicker. Which means shorter turn-around time for you to get your crown or bridge.