Dental crowns are tooth like caps that are placed over teeth. They are used to restore the look and function of a tooth. They are commonly used with dental implants, bridges, root canals, and on severely damaged teeth. In some cases, patients may consider them to cover a stubborn discolored tooth. Overall, dental crowns offer patients dental restoration which improves their oral health and confidence.
What is a crown made of?
A dental crown can be made of full metal, zirconia or porcelain fused to metal.
How is a dental crown applied?
Applying dental crowns on teeth and on dental implants slightly differ. The area around the affected tooth is numbed. Next, we reshape the tooth in order for the crown to fit properly. Impressions are then made to assure the dental crown fits in your mouth. These impressions are sent to a laboratory that creates the dental crown. You will receive a temporary crown during the waiting period. When the permanent crown is ready, the area is numbed again to remove the temporary crown and replace it with the new one.
How do I care for my crown?
Dental crowns function as normal teeth and require normal dental hygiene.
you need to be cautious when biting on hard food and candy. Also, follow up with your dentist by doing routine dental exams and cleaning.