From protection of damaged teeth to restoration of beautiful smiles, dental crowns are a popular treatment option in both the fields of restorative as well as cosmetic dentistry.
Do You Need A Dental Crown?
Also referred to as caps, dental crowns can play an important role in offering maximum protection to teeth that have been damaged. According to dental experts, many patients feel that they can do nothing but rely on the remaining part of the tooth following a dental procedure such as a cavity-removal. For example, if an individual is left with 50% filling and there’s comparatively less tooth, there is higher chance of breaking the remaining structure of the tooth while chewing food. Basically, a dental crown serves as a cap covering the whole tooth and protecting it from further damage.
Patients who have undergone a root canal treatment or people with deteriorated teeth can also benefit from dental crowns, depending on their individual dental needs and oral health. Your dentist may also consider using dental crowns if you have crooked, broken or discolored teeth.
Dental Implants and Crowns
Dental implant treatment is yet another area of dentistry where crowns are used. For a patient with one or more missing teeth, dental implants can be placed in the jaw. After the implants have been placed, the visible part from the outside is actually the dental crown.
What are dental crowns made of?
When thinking about crowns, many people think that crowns are made from a sturdy inert material like gold. But that’s not always the case. Many people prefer having porcelain crowns but have these also have gold fused to porcelain for additional strength.
Do dental crowns last forever?
On average, dental crowns last for about ten years but if proper oral health practices like regular tooth brushing and flossing are maintained, crowns can last for over 20 years.
About the Procedure
Once local anesthetic is administered, the patient’s tooth is filed down to a smaller size for the purpose of making room for the dental crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken for creating a temporary dental crown to be worn between visits. The permanent dental crown is typically developed in two to three weeks.
On the second dental visit, the temporary dental crown is removed with the permanent crown being cemented on. At Brighton Implant Clinic, our experienced and highly qualified dental experts use their skills to ensure that the new teeth with dental crowns not only have a natural appearance but also feel like natural teeth.