Kevin J. Welch, DDS -  - Dentist

Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center

Kevin J. Welch, DDS

Dentist located in Muncie, IN

Dentists all over the world choose dental crowns as their restorative method of choice to treat decay, fillings, or disease. Kevin J. Welch, DDS, at Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center in Muncie, Indiana, offers high-quality dental crowns for men and women looking to find practical solutions to pain and medical complications. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, book an appointment with Dr. Welch today by phone or online.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are prosthetic teeth that your dentist inserts in the place of or directly on top of damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Welch might also recommend a dental crown to fix minor alignment issues to bypass the need for orthodontic treatment.

In covering the affected area, a crown effectively strengthens, protects, and heals the tooth in question.  

What are the different types of crowns?

The team at Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center offers a range of crowns, though their difference lies in the material used to manufacture them. The most common types of materials used to make dental crowns include:

  • Porcelain
  • Resin
  • Ceramic
  • Stainless steel
  • Metal

In most cases, Dr. Welch recommends a material that seamlessly blends in with your natural teeth. During your appointment, he’ll tell you what the best option is depending on your budget, the location of the tooth in question, the health of your gum tissue, and the tooth’s function.

When should you get a crown?

Dr. Welch recommends dental crowns if you have:

  • A missing tooth
  • Root canal treatment
  • Dental implants
  • An oversized cavity
  • Discoloration
  • A cracked tooth

Any of the above might warrant a dental crown. Dr. Welch performs a full oral exam before moving forward.

What should you expect during a dental crown procedure?

Dr. Welch first starts by making a digital impression of the tooth at stake that he’ll use as a reference to create the permanent crown.

While you wait for the permanent crown to be manufactured, Dr. Welch places a temporary one in the treatment area to protect the site. It may take a week or two for the permanent crown to be ready.

When the permanent crown is ready for placement, Dr. Welch makes the necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort and a perfect fit. He then uses cement to place it.

How long does a crown last?

Dental crowns can last up to 15 years without needing replacement.

A dental crown acts just like a natural tooth would, so you should take care of it the same way. You should brush and floss your teeth a least twice daily and schedule regular visits to Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center to track its status.

As time goes by, your crown might wear out because of overuse. Dr. Welch can make the necessary adjustments to prolong its lifetime.

Get the most out of your dental crown treatment at Muncie Dental Care & Denture Center. Call or go online today to book an appointment.