Dental crowns, or dental caps, are a convenient way to renew your smile. Depending on your individual situation, a dental crown might be a necessary part of your treatment.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration which covers a tooth, bringing it back to its regular size and shape while strengthening and enhancing its appearance. Here are some ways crowns are often used:
- If a tooth is too damaged to repair with a filling.
- If a tooth is cracked or broken, a crown can hold the tooth together. Crowns can seal splits or cracks so that the damage does not increase.
- If a tooth needs to be restored, in order to support a large filling or affix a bridge.
- If you need a root canal.
Dental Crown Procedure
- In order to prepare a tooth for a crown, it’s first reduced so that the crown may fit over it.
- Impressions of the teeth and gums are created and delivered to a laboratory for the fabrication of the crown.
- A temporary crown is installed over the tooth while the permanent crown is prepared.
- During a subsequent visit, the temporary crown is removed.
- The permanent crown is then cemented on top of the tooth.
The primary goal is to produce a crown which appears like a natural tooth. To attain a particular look, several factors are typically considered, including the color, shape, and bite of the tooth. Any one of those factors alone could affect a tooth’s appearance. If you have a particular cosmetic appearance in mind for a crown, be sure to speak with us about it during your preliminary visit. Once the procedure is over, your teeth will certainly be stronger and more appealing!
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Crowns often last around 5 to 8 years. Nevertheless, with good oral health as well as supervision, crowns can last for a considerably longer period of time. Some harmful habits like grinding the teeth, nibbling ice, or perhaps fingernail biting might cause you to lose a crown prematurely. To avoid fracturing or damaging the crown, stay away from chewing hard food items, ice or even other hard things. You should also avoid teeth grinding. If multiple teeth are damaged badly enough, you may need a dental bridge or dentures.
Dental Caps to Restore Your Smile
Your new crown will become a permanent part of your mouth’s look, feel, and function. New crowns should also be made to match your teeth nearly perfectly, renewing and restoring your smile, so it’s important to have an experienced dentist perform this treatment! If you want to explore your options for dental crowns, contact Premier Dental Care to schedule a consultation!