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Don’t Chip Away at Your Smile: The Crown Comfort You Need

Maybe you noticed a chip in your favorite tooth, but don’t worry, there’s a solution that can restore your smile’s strength and confidence: dental crowns.

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What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. Which placed on top of damaged teeth to protect them OR cover to restore the shape of your teeth OR bring them strength and appearance.

 How could I know that I need dental crown?

  • if you have broken tooth
  • if you want to support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of teeth left
  • if you want to cover a dental implant
  • if you want to make a cosmetic modification
  • if fillings don’t solve the problem

How is my tooth prepared for a dental crown?

  1. The dentist will do an x-ray to know where the problem is located
  2. The dentist will reduce the size the tooth where the problem is
  3. The dentist will place the crown on the top.
  4. The dentist will take a mold of the mouth so that the crown can be custom made in the laboratory.

This will take a few days, and at your next appointment the crown will be cemented into place.

Dental crowns don’t require special care over time other than regular hygiene.

What problems can develop with a dental crown?

  • A newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure.
  • the cement that holds the crown on can wash out from under the crown.
  • dental crown can actually fall off for (sticky, chewy foods and the extra use of the side of your mouth with the temporary crown)

Procedure for getting a dental crowns:

  • First visit: The dentist examines the tooth and takes X-rays to assess the tooth’s root and surrounding bone. In some cases, anesthesia may be required to numb the area. The dentist then prepares the tooth for the crown by removing decay, shaping the tooth, and possibly removing some tooth structure. An impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth is then taken to create a custom-made crown. A temporary crown may be placed to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being made.
  • Second visit: The dentist checks the fit and color of the permanent crown. Once everything is satisfactory, the dentist will cement the crown onto the tooth.

In the end Some crowns are able to last a lifetime whereas others may crack and need to be replaced. On average, a crown can last between 10 and 30 years when well cared for.

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