• When is the Dental Crown Needed?

    on Sep 27th, 2018

When is the dental crown needed?

You may know what a dental crown is, but do you know how many dental
problems a crown can correct? This is one dental trick that spans the gamut
of restorative and cosmetic treatments. Read on to learn more about dental
crowns and the many ways they can restore and enhance your smile.



WHY DO I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?



There are several dental problems that can be corrected with a crown. Here
are a few:

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WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN MADE OF?

A crown can be made entirely of tooth-colored ceramic,
porcelain-fused-to-metal or metal alloys. The one that is best for you will
depend on the reason for placing the crown, where the crown will be located
in your mouth and whether or not the crown will be visible whenever you
smile or speak.


HOW IS A CROWN PLACED?

Receiving a dental crown typically requires scheduling two visits with the
dentist about two weeks apart. At the first appointment, the tooth is
prepared; the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the
tooth is reshaped in order to accommodate the crown.

There must be sufficient space for the crown to fit comfortably alongside
adjacent teeth. In addition, the crown can’t sit too high or it will
interfere with your bite. Therefore, some tooth structure is filed away
from the chewing surface and the sides.

Once this step is completed, a temporary crown is placed so the tooth is
still functional while the permanent crown is manufactured in a dental lab.

When you return for the next appointment, the temporary is gently removed
and the permanent one is bonded to your tooth.


HOW DO I CARE FOR A DENTAL CROWN?



The same way you care for your natural teeth—with daily brushing and
flossing and regularly scheduled dental checkups.

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