Many people are aware of what a dental crown is, but most of them are not aware of the issues it can resolve. Crowns are used in several cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures.
Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?
The dental crown, or cap, can help in correcting many dental issues. Here’s a look:
- They are used for finishing touches after the implants are placed and fused in the jawbone.
- When a tooth is damaged due to cavity or breakage, the cap helps in restoring its strength.
- If the filling is not enough for repairing a decayed tooth, a dental cap is placed for support and coverage.
- The cap can also help in protecting worn out teeth.
- The cap can hold the broken parts of a cracked tooth together.
- They are used as anchors in a dental bridge.
- A misshaped and discolored tooth can be covered with a dental crown
What Is a Dental Crown Made Of?
A dental crown is made of tooth-colored ceramic, metal alloys, or porcelain fused to metal. The crown you receive depends on the location and condition of the affected tooth.
How Is a Crown Placed?
It takes two visits to receive a dental crown. During the first visit, the dentist will remove the damaged portion and the tooth will be reshaped for accommodating the dental cap. Some tooth structure will also be filed for placing the crown.
He will take impressions of your tooth for his ceramist to make a custom crown for you. During the next appointment, Dr. Thomas will remove your temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one.
How Do I Care for a Dental Crown?
Care for a dental crown just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly along and schedule appointments with us for dental cleanings and exams.