Do you have dental problems or work that needs to be done? A dental crown may be the right fit for you. Find out some details of our dental crown procedure below and get more information about the benefits, capabilities, and durability of our crowns.
Dental crowns cover damaged teeth as a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. These restorative caps are bonded to the tooth, or implant, for long-scale endurance. Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use these porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new.” A dental crown procedure is an extremely reliable technique repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
In addition to fixing the smile, dental crowns have other key benefits, including offering a solution to functional chewing problems, replacing missing teeth, and offering support to misshapen or badly broken teeth—all while looking completely natural. Plus, it is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as a dental service can expect to get.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office, after the dentist has determined that it is the best fit for your dental needs. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal. On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown over the tooth. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful tooth that will look natural and last on average more than twenty years.
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or regular wear and tear. The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a restorative cap that is bonded to the tooth to protect, heal, and cover it. See our section above for more details.
Why is a dental crown needed?
There are a variety of reasons a dental crown may be needed, including large cavities and decay, and other types of dental problems. Your dentist will advise you on whether a dental crown is needed in your circumstance.
How long will my crown last?
Crowns are sturdy and last a long time, so barring extreme circumstances, you can expect your crown to last 20-30 years. You can help your crown last longer with good oral hygiene.
How do I care for my dental crown?
Crown care is similar to regular tooth care: regular brushing and flossing paired with frequent trips to the dentist is the best way to take care of your mouth, no matter if you have crowns, implants, or dentures.
Most dentistry looks like dentistry, but our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We can replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. Alondra Dental Care is renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. If you’re interested in getting this high-quality standard of personal care for your dental needs, set up your appointment today so we can help you love your smile again.
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