Dental Crowns restore the overall structure, color, contour, and shape of a tooth. They can be made from porcelain, gold alloys, or composite. They are custom-made depending on the patient’s preferences and needs. Dental crowns are generally made for aesthetic purposes but may also be used to correct a fractured or damaged tooth. Benefits include a beautiful, natural-looking smile, improved chewing ability and feel, and increased speech articulation. These are ways crowns can restore oral aesthetics –
- Cover discolored or misshapen teeth: Crowns can cover teeth that are severely discolored or misshapen. Crowns improve the overall appearance of the tooth and the overall appearance of the smile.
- Protecting weak teeth: Crowns can protect teeth weakened by decay or injury. By encasing the tooth in a crown, the tooth is given additional support and strength, helping to prevent further damage.
- Replacing missing teeth: Crowns can be used with dental implants to replace missing teeth. The crown is attached to the implant, anchored in the jawbone, to create a natural-looking replacement tooth.
- Supporting a dental bridge: Crowns can support a dental bridge that is used to replace missing teeth. The crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth and serve as anchors for the bridge, which is a series of replacement teeth held in place.
- Improving the function of teeth: In addition to improving the appearance of teeth, crowns can improve the function of teeth. For example, they cover teeth that are worn down or have large fillings, help to restore the natural shape and functioning of the tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions about Crowns
What type of dental crowns are available?
The type of dental crowns available includes fixed and removable, partial and complete. A fixed dental crown protects the tooth and is made from either ceramic or plastic resin material. A removable dental crown is a removable option since it can be fitted and removed several times.
How do I take care of the crowns?
Here are some tips on how to take care of the crowns:
-Brush twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for crowns.
-Floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria from around the crown.
-Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
-Avoid hard foods and chewing on ice or hard candy, which can damage the crown.
-Wear a mouthguard if you play sports or participate in other activities that could lead to a blow to the mouth.
Do I need to undergo root canal treatment for the placement of crowns?
Root canal treatment is required for crowns. Due to the design of the tooth, a crown is placed on the gum tissue surrounding the root. If a root canal treatment is not done before placing a crown on this bone, then you may experience pain during dental treatment and increased sensitivity over time.
A dental crown is a type of restoration used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. It is a cap-like structure that is made to fit over the top of the tooth and is used to protect the tooth, restore its shape and size, and improve its appearance. Contact Celebrity Smiles in Westmont, IL for more details.