To fix the appearance of a decayed, damaged or cracked tooth, the perfect solution is a crown. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth that is flawed. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. However, for the most natural appearance, porcelain crowns are generally used.
People who have missing or damaged teeth now have the option to receive dental crowns to restore their teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional state. This includes people who may also have tooth gaps. Decay From The old tooth is removed, and often the entire core of the tooth is rebuilt. When the the inner tooth is prepared and ready, a molded cap is cemented and carefully placed over the core tooth. Many people who receive dental crowns have the benefit of a better bite and a fuller smile, which can improves your ability to chew food, which improves your digestion.
To create the crown, a combination of ceramics, metals, and porcelain are used. The material is blended to ensure a seamless placement that will match the color of your surrounding teeth.
People who have damaged teeth or gaps in their gum line often receive dental crowns. Conditions that qualify for a crown include:
From initial consultation to receiving a full tooth crown, there are a series of steps taken in order to have your teeth looking aseptically pleasing and functional.
The tooth that needs a crown is prepared to be capped. Parts of the tooth that are in decay are promptly removed. For teeth that need structure, an additional core is created to support the new crown.
The prepped tooth is measured, and an impression is made to ensure the best fit possible for a comfortable crown placement.
Shortly after your tooth impressions are made, the new crown is placed and cemented in the same day to fit your tooth down to the gumline.
In order to take care of your new crown, and the remaining teeth in your smile, taking care of your teeth will prevent damage and provide protection to improve your overall dental hygiene.