Everyone deserves a smile that is not only strong but also beautiful. Tooth decay and other dental issues can cause even the brightest smile to lose its charm. If you have a tooth with a big cavity, it may need a dental crown and these caps are strong and durable! Our dentist offers comprehensive dental care for all your needs in one location.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a versatile and effective treatment option for a variety of dental issues. They are used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its shape, size, and strength. Crowns can also be used to support a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough healthy tooth remaining, or to protect a weak tooth from breaking.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, resin, and metal. Each material has its own unique properties, and your dentist will help you choose the best option based on your specific needs and preferences. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are popular choices because they are strong and durable, and they can be color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth. Metal crowns, such as gold or silver alloy, are also strong and durable, but they are not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain or ceramic. Resin crowns are a more affordable option, but they are not as strong as other materials and may not be suitable for all patients.
The process of getting a crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any damaged or decayed tissue, and taking impressions of your teeth to create a custom crown. A temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth until your permanent crown is ready. At your second visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown will be cemented in place.
Crowns are a long-term solution for many dental issues, and with proper care, they can last for many years. It is important to brush
Benefits Of Dental Crowns
In addition to protecting damaged teeth and supporting large fillings, dental crowns offer a number of other benefits. Here are a few additional benefits of dental crowns:
Improved Appearance: Crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen, discolored, or otherwise cosmetically imperfect. Crowns can be made from materials that closely match the color of your natural teeth, helping to create a seamless, natural-looking smile.
Improved Function: Crowns can help to restore the function of a tooth that has been damaged or weakened. Crowns provide a strong, stable foundation for chewing and biting, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence.
Durability: Crowns are designed to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. With proper care, crowns can last for many years, making them a long-term solution for dental issues.
Versatility: Crowns can be used to treat a variety of dental issues, including broken teeth, decayed teeth, and teeth that are misshapen or misaligned. They can also be used in conjunction with other dental treatments, such as dental implants and bridges, to provide a comprehensive solution to dental problems.
If you are considering dental crowns as a treatment option, it is important to discuss your specific needs and goals with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to provide you with more information about the benefits and drawbacks of crowns, and help you determine if they are the right choice for you.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns are designed to withstand normal, day to day, wear and tear but maintaining good oral health is important. They can last between 10 and 15 years and in some cases even longer based on the quality of your oral hygiene. Regular checkups, cleanings, and proper brushing of both your gums and teeth can help extend the life of your dental crown.
If you are prone to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, our dentists recommend wearing a night guard while you’re sleep to assist in the longevity of your crown.
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Dental crowns are a versatile and effective treatment option for a variety of dental issues. They can protect damaged teeth, restore the function of weakened teeth, and improve the appearance of your smile. If you are considering dental crowns as a treatment option, we encourage you to contact us at Chandler Dentistry to learn more. Our team of skilled professionals is here to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your oral health goals.
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