A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that is designed to cover a tooth and restore its shape, size, and strength. A crown can completely cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, or it can cover a tooth when it’s broken or weakened.
Dental crowns are dental restorations that are designed to replace damaged natural teeth. They can be used to restore the appearance of your smile, as well as the function of your teeth.
A dental crown is used for a variety of reasons, including:
The different types of dental crowns include:
A dental crown is a custom-fitted restoration used to strengthen a damaged tooth or improve its appearance. Besides strengthening your damaged tooth, dental crowns can also help with:
Dental crowns can be made from several types of materials, including porcelain, gold, or other metals. Every material has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Metal crowns are generally the least expensive option. They can be a good choice for teeth in the back of your mouth, but they may not be as attractive as a porcelain crown. Ceramic crowns offer a natural look. You can also choose a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown, which has a metal base with the porcelain applied over it.
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum lineup. Placing dental crowns is a multi-step process. The tooth or teeth being restored will be reshaped by the dentist, and a temporary crown will be worn while the permanent crown is being created. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient will return to have the permanent crown placed.
Once the crown is in place, you must treat it just like a natural tooth. Be sure to brush and floss every day, avoid chewing hard foods, and avoid grinding your teeth at night. If you treat your crown properly, it can last for over a decade. If the crown does need to be replaced at some point, we can remove the old crown and place a new one.
Dental crowns are a durable, long-lasting restoration option. However, they are not permanent. They can last for anywhere between five and 15 years.
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