Dental Crowns – Everything you need to know!
In this article we will be discussing dental crowns, what they are, what they are made from, what their benefits are, how long they last and how to know if they are the right approach for you.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a tooth. They are often used when a tooth has been damaged or is decayed. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth.
When a tooth is damaged, it is important to protect it from further damage. A dental crown can help to do this. Crowns can also be used to restore a tooth to its original shape and size.
What are dental crowns made from?
Dental crowns are usually made from a dental material called dental ceramic. Dental ceramics are a type of dental material that is used to make dental crowns, dental bridges, and dental veneers.
Who needs dental crowns?
Dental crowns are often used when a tooth has been damaged or is decayed. However, they can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth.
For example, dental crowns can be used to:
– cover a cracked tooth
– cover a dental implant
– improve the appearance of a chipped tooth
– improve the appearance of a severely discoloured tooth
– hide a dental implant
How are dental crowns fitted?
Before a dental crown can be fitted, the tooth must be prepared. This means that the tooth is reduced in size so that the dental crown can fit over it. A temporary dental crown will be fitted to the tooth while the permanent dental crown is made.
The dental crown is then fitted to the tooth. It is bonded in place with dental adhesive.
The dental crown procedure usually takes two dental visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared and an impression is made. This impression is used to create the dental crown.
At the second dental visit, the dental crown is fitted over the prepared tooth and cemented into place.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns usually last between 5 and 10 years. However, they may last longer or shorter depending on how well they are taken care of.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits when you have dental crowns. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, and seeing your dentist for regular dental checkups.
How do I know if a dental crown is the right approach for me?
Your dentist will be able to tell you if dental crowns are the right approach for you. He or she will take into account the condition of your teeth and how much dental work needs to be done.
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