The dental crowns are a common restorative dentistry treatment used to restore damaged or decayed teeth. They are custom-made caps that cover the entire visible portion of a tooth, extending from the gum line to the chewing surface. Dental crowns are designed to strengthen and protect the tooth while improving its appearance. Dental crowns can be used to address a variety of dental problems. They effectively restore teeth with significant decay, fractures, or root canal treatment. Additionally, they are commonly used in dental implant restorations, providing a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.
The Procedure for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are designed to fit over the entire tooth, and because they are custom-made, they fit comfortably over the natural tooth structure. Dental crowns can be made from several materials, including metal alloys, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic materials. The dentist will choose the material based on the size, location, and overall condition of the patient’s teeth and the patient’s preference. Once the patient has selected the material used for their dental crown, an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is custom-made. During the time between the impression and fitting appointments, a temporary crown will be worn to provide protection and comfort for the patient. When the permanent crown is ready, it will be placed and adjusted to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance.
When properly cared for, dental crowns can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist. Patients should continue to schedule annual checkups with their dentists to monitor the health of the gums and teeth. Regular professional cleanings should also be scheduled to remove plaque buildup from the teeth' surfaces and keep the smile clean and healthy.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns provide a protective barrier around a damaged or weakened tooth. They cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, including the cusps, which helps prevent further decay, fractures, or other damage. By protecting the tooth, crowns can help prolong its lifespan and prevent the need for extraction.
Strength and Durability
Crowns are designed to be strong and durable, capable of withstanding biting and chewing forces. They are typically made from metal alloys, porcelain fused to metal, or ceramics, which provide excellent strength and longevity. With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years, providing long-term restoration.
Damaged teeth can significantly impact your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. Dental crowns restore the functionality of the affected tooth by providing a natural and stable biting surface. This allows you to eat various foods comfortably and improves overall oral function.
Get in touch with Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment for your dental condition. Our skilled dentist can assess your oral health, discuss options, and create a personalized treatment plan to restore your teeth and maintain your oral well-being.