If you need a secure way to improve your smile, a dental crown may be a good fit. Often used to restore a smile that has been damaged due to damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns offer a wealth of benefits that will benefit your whole body.
When Are Dental Crowns Required?
Dental crowns are versatile restorative solutions, and they can be used in many different situations:
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay
- Hold a tooth that is cracked or broken together
- Restore a tooth that is severely worn down
- Cover and support a large filling
- Hold a bridge into proper placement
- Cover up a severely discolored or misshaped tooth
- Cover a dental implant
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys, composite resin, porcelain, and ceramics. Your dentist can help you to determine which material is right for your unique teeth.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
Our process of placing your permanent dental crown typically involves two visits. In the first, your dentist will prepare the tooth, removing the outer portion so that a crown will fit. Then, an impression is made so that a dental lab can create the crown. You may receive a temporary crown until your follow-up appointment.
When the crown is ready, you’ll come in to have it placed. Your dentist will cement it into an ideal location and will make any necessary adjustments to create the ideal appearance.
How Should You Care for Your Dental Crowns?
After your crown has been put into place, you’ll care for it just like your natural teeth. However, you’ll want to avoid chewing on hard foods or objects, especially if you have a tooth-colored crown. Make sure you follow up with your dentist for regular cleanings and exams.
At Complete Dental, our goal is to create a crown that will look natural while fitting comfortably within your mouth. Contact us today to learn more and to set up your evaluation.