More About Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are caps or covers attached to broken, injured, or decayed teeth. If a filling is ineffective in treating the issue, a crown is used to restore the tooth's size, form, and strength. Crowns enhance your teeth's aesthetics and brighten your smile. The main benefit of these caps is that they don't need additional maintenance. To keep your crowns healthy, you only need to brush twice a day and floss once daily. Most crowns are manufactured using ceramics, porcelain, resin, and metals. If you have any injured or decayed teeth, visit Frankart Family Dental to book an appointment for crown placement.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to hold broken tooth fragments in place and stop brittle teeth from breaking. Additionally, they aid in repairing injured teeth or significantly worn-out teeth. Crowns can also protect and support a tooth with a big filling, when only a small amount of the original tooth structure is left. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants and support a dental bridge. They can also be utilized to safeguard a tooth that has been excessively stained and make a cosmetic modification. Crowns are used to protect children's teeth that are vulnerable to decay.
Types of Dental Crowns
Crowns come in various types, including metal, all-resin, all-ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. The majority of crowns are made from metals like gold, nickel, platinum, copper, stainless steel, and chromium. Metal crowns are strong, durable, and do not break. They also withstand biting and chewing forces.
Unlike metal crowns, all-resin crowns are less durable and less costly. They are also susceptible to fractures compared to other types of crowns. On the other hand, all-ceramic crowns are the best option for people who are allergic to metal. They have a natural color that nicely complements your teeth.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns perfectly resemble the color of your teeth, enhancing both beauty and performance. They look more natural compared to traditional dental crowns. A black line does, however, cut through the porcelain behind the crowns. Their main drawback is that they deteriorate more quickly than conventional crowns. They are suitable for either the front or back teeth; however, they are prone to breaking or chipping.
Procedure for Placing a Crown
You will need two dental appointments for the crown installation procedure. During the initial visit, your dentist will prepare and examine the teeth that will get crowns. During the second visit, the crown is put in permanently. Your dentist will perform a root canal procedure to clean out any decay from your tooth during tooth preparation. Your dentist will polish the tooth's outer layer to make sure the crown fits appropriately. Your dentist will take tooth impressions and send them to the dental lab to mold a custom-made crown for you.
Before permanently placing the dental crown on your tooth, the dentist will first attach a temporary crown, after which you will go home. Your teeth can be sensitive to both heat and cold during this period. It is not advised to chew or consume hard foods. After two or three weeks, you will return for a second visit. The dentist will permanently cement a crown on the affected tooth. Visit Frankart Family Dental for a quality dental crown placement. Call us today at (513) 809-1366 for more information.