We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. Our office is currently closed to elective treatment with Governor Wolf’s emergency mandate to help stop the current spread of COVID-19. We are still seeing emergencies as needed, please call or text (610) 929-4252 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to returning to serving your dental needs as soon as possible.
When a tooth breaks or has a large filling that is failing often times a crown will be recommended. A crown is essentially a hat that sits on top of the tooth. A crown requires two visits to complete. The first visit involves giving the tooth a haircut to make room for the crown. An impression is then taken that is sent to the lab and you will go home with a temporary crown on the tooth. The lab is then able to make the crown based on the model created by the impression. During the second visit the permanent crown is placed and adjusted, if needed.
Many people ask if you need a root canal in order to get a crown, and the answer is no. Not every tooth that needs a crown will need a root canal. A root canal is only needed when the nerve is involved, either through a deep fracture or crack or a cavity that has gone to the nerve.