One of the more common cosmetic dental procedures that are performed in order to restore a person’s smile is the dental crown. The crown is cap that is shaped just like a natural tooth and is placed over a broken or damaged tooth in order to correct it. This helps to restore the appearance, function, shape, size, and strength of the tooth. Once they are cemented into place, crowns fully cover the remaining portion of the natural tooth that is visible above the gum line.
When are Crowns Necessary?
Crowns are oftentimes recommended when there isn’t a sufficient amount of the tooth left to hold a standard filling. You can also use crowns to anchor and support dental bridges, prevent breaking of a weakened tooth, or for the restoration of a broken tooth. Our dentists will occasionally crown a tooth that has been badly discolored or misshaped.
Additionally, crowns are typically used in order to cover dental implants. One way or the other, if your Sidhu Family Dentistry specialist has prescribed a crown, it will be in order to correct one of the issues discussed above. After all, his or her primary concern is the preservation of a person’s tooth or teeth.
How long does the Procedure take?
Two visits to our facility are normally required to complete the dental crown procedure. During the first visit, we remove any decay that exists, reshape the tooth, and then place a temporary crown over it. During your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is fitted and adjusted. It is then cemented into place and the procedure is finished.
Although there are a number of benefits involved with getting dental crowns, the primary ones include the following:
- Appears as natural as your remaining teeth
- Fixes chewing function issues and restores your smile
- Provides support for badly damaged or misshapen teeth
- Replaces broken and/or missing teeth
Dental Crown Capabilities
Bridgework and dental crowns solve a lot of major dental issues that arise from normal wear and tear as well as accidents and different diseases. In most instances, Sidhu Family Dentistry uses a high-quality porcelain material or gold-bonded porcelain. When the damage is due to an accident and the tooth is lost, if breakage has occurred, or if an old filling has broken, dental crowns can be a long-term solution to the problem.
Sometimes the back teeth develop hairline fractures which cause pain when you are chewing your food. The placement of a crown will restore the tooth’s function while relieving the pain you are experiencing in the process. Additionally, your front teeth can be weakened by old fillings and cause chipping, staining, and other appearance problems. In these cases, dental crowns may be recommended rather than porcelain veneers. Crowns can also prevent any breakage from occurring after endodontic (root canal) therapy.