Dental crowns are used by dentists when a person has large silver fillings, restorations, cracked teeth,symptomatic teeth and/or after root canal treatments. They are often used to protect weakened teeth from further damage. For example, a cracked or broken tooth can break further through the root without the protection of a dental crown. In this case, the tooth can be lost if the tooth breaks below the gemlike. In terms of cosmetics, a crown can be used to hide the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth. In all honesty, your smile is the first thing that people notice. Therefore, you want your smile to be beautiful. .
Dental crowns cover the tooth most of the time down to the gum line. Therefore, if the gums recede it can reveal the tooth, or partial tooth underneath. Crowns are fabricated to look like a natural tooth and can be created to match the color of your teeth so that they have a more natural look. Crowns can last from 5-15 years based on your dental hygiene and caries index. If you have poor hygiene, you can cavities under the crown from lack of flossing and they could need to be replaced.
The dentist will prepare your teeth before you receive your dental crowns. If your tooth is badly decayed, the dentist may recommend a root canal prior to the placement of your crowns. A root canal will prevent the tooth from decaying even more. However, a root canal is not a necessary procedure prior to the place of a crown. If necessary, the dentist will prepare your tooth the proper amount to allow the lab to have the correct amount of room for the new porcelain crown. An impression of your teeth is made and sent to the lab so that your crowns are designed to fit properly. After the placement of your crowns, you should eventually be able to use them as your natural tooth.
When would I need a Dental Crown?
There are various situations when a dental crown will be required. With the help of your dentist, the following may be some of the reasons:
** To restore the structure of broken tooth or a worn down tooth
** To fill the cavities in a decayed tooth
** Put on top of a dental implant
** To improve appearance in cosmetic modifications
** To cover discolored or misshaped teeth
Types of crowns
There are various type of crowns from the older porcelain fused to metal, max (lithium dislocate pressed porcelain, zirconium pressed, to the old full gold. The best choice for your tooth will depend on your choice in addition to the advice of your dentist.
There are generally two steps to receive your crown. The preparation and the cementation appointment.. The first will involve an X-ray examination of the tooth to check if the whole procedure will affect its root or the surrounding teeth. If the procedure doesn’t have any effect, the dentist will use anesthetics to numb the tooth before reshaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. The final step is to cement a permanent crown made in the dental lab on that particular tooth.