Dental crowns are caps that completely encase a damaged tooth to improve its strength, appearance or alignment within your smile. They also protect your remaining natural teeth from further damage or failure.
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Dental crowns are porcelain ‘caps’ that fit over damaged or otherwise imperfect teeth to improve their appearance and strength. They protect weak or broken teeth from further damage, help prevent tooth loss and can boost self-confidence, among other things.
Your dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing any existing fillings, shaping it, and reducing its size to match other teeth in your smile. They may also recommend root canal treatment to address any damage or decay on the tooth.
Your dentist uses modern digital technology to scan the prepared tooth, constructing your crown model. It is fed into a machine that creates your crown from a ceramic block – often in just one appointment! The result is a restoration that looks and feels like your natural tooth. Our team will check it for proper bite, spacing and alignment before cementing it in place permanently. They’ll provide care instructions and encourage regular dental visits to ensure the longevity of your new crowns.
During your first appointment, your dentist will use an impression material to capture an accurate reproduction of your teeth’s shape and size. They may also apply a temporary crown to protect your tooth as they await the fabrication of the permanent crown in a laboratory. For quality dental crowns, check this out.
Depending on the type of crown you choose, your dentist can also modify its colour to closely match your other teeth and blend in with the surrounding area. They can also adjust the crown’s design to address issues with your bite or an overbite.
If you have a dental crown, you can improve its lifespan by taking care of it and avoiding damaging habits such as chewing on hard and sticky foods. It is also essential to visit your dentist regularly so they can check the health and condition of your crowns. In some cases, crowns require repair or replacement due to chipping, cracking or breaking. It is often a result of wear and tear, severe tooth decay or faulty bite.
A crown is a custom-made cap that completely covers a damaged tooth. It can strengthen a cracked or structurally compromised tooth, cover a discoloured tooth, replace large fillings, and help improve the appearance of a smile. Crowns are made of many materials, including porcelain, zirconia, gold alloy or a mixture of these and can be matched to the colour of the teeth.
After endodontic treatment (root canal therapy), they can restore a tooth, which leaves the tooth devitalised. It makes it brittle and more prone to fracture, but a crown can help hold the parts of the tooth together.
While crowns are long-lasting, they require the same care as natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups will help them last as long as possible. The best way to extend the life of your crown is to avoid biting or chewing hard foods or objects and limit your intake of dark-coloured food and drink. For quality dental crowns, check this out.
A crown is often the best option when teeth have been heavily restored or severely damaged. It covers the whole tooth, allowing us to change its appearance, shape and size and reducing the risk of breakage.
Ceramic crowns are also great for covering discoloured teeth that veneers cannot improve and provide an alternative to metal-based fillings. Modern ceramic materials are more robust and aesthetically pleasing and can even be made without any metal lining if desired.