What Are Dental Crowns?
Here at Perrinville Family Dentistry, our experts can provide the best crowns for you. Teeth that need dental crowns are usually chipped, pinched, or have lost their pleasant look, so they require full coverage. Crowns will match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth, so your smile will look perfect. Dental crowns are attached to the tooth with special cement and will cover the entire visible part of the tooth above the gums, both at the front and back.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are dental work (more precisely prosthetic) that covers or wraps the visible part of a tooth. Before the intervention, certain conditions must be met. The tooth must be healthy, not mobile, and properly treated before. The tooth must be strong enough to support the work, so our experts will do an initial consultation to assess the general situation.
There are more types of dental crowns to choose from, all of them with different benefits. Dental crowns can be entirely metallic, from porcelain combined with a metal, ceramic, resin or other materials. Metal crowns are the most durable, but they are not usually recommended for front teeth, only for teeth that are not exposed in a smile.
By comparison, combined crowns can also be used for front teeth, but they should be kept under observation in the long term. Resin crowns are one of the cheapest solutions, but they have a lower life expectancy. They are also more prone to breaking over time than the porcelain or metal ones. Crowns made entirely of porcelain or ceramic provide the best match of color and shape. They can also be used if you have various allergies to certain.
What are the Main Advantages?
A missing tooth leaves a free space on the arch and can cause physiological, phonetic, and masticatory disorders. These disorders can cause periodontal, speech, or digestive disorders. When a tooth has too much cavity destruction, it will have to be covered with a crown so that it can withstand the masticatory pressure.
Crowns are recommended for teeth restoration; repair damaged teeth enamel; eliminate dental caries or other oral problems. A dental crown will strengthen a tooth that suffers from such problems and can increase its resistance to various illnesses. It is a very simple and fast procedure. Despite the general perception about this intervention, creating and placing a dental crown is a simple procedure that does not take a long time. The whole process is usually completed in only two visits to our office.
Also, they are personalized for you. Our experts will make sure that the dental crown matches the rest of your teeth, both in shape and in color so that it will be a significant improvement in your smile. Dental crowns have a long life expectancy. On average, a dental crown will last between 5 and 15 years old. The life span depends on the materials used, how it was used, and the overall oral health and lifestyle. For more information call today our experts here at Perrinville Family Dentistry at (425) 616-0620!