Are you troubled with chipped or damaged teeth? Then, Dental Crowns can be your best solution! A Dental Crown is in fact, a tooth-shaped cap that is made to sit over a tooth to cover the broken tooth. This dental practice is done to regain the size, shape and strength of the chipped tooth and also boost its appearance.
Types of Crowns
The crowns can be made up of many materials. There are two categories of crowns namely: Permanent and Temporary. Permanent crowns are formed of stainless steel, all metal such asgold or platinum or even base-metal alloys (such as cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys), porcelain-fused-to-metal (can be color-adjusted to your adjacent teeth), all resin, zirconia crowns, all ceramic or all porcelain (favorable for those who have metal allergies). Basically, temporary crowns are built from an acrylic-based material or stainless steel until your permanent crown gets designed in the lab. There are some crowns which cover just a section of the tooth. If you don’t require an entire crown, your dentist might recommend an onlay or 3/4 crown instead.
What are the Benefits of Crowns?
Crowns are typically provided to guard a weak tooth from getting damaged or to hold rigidly all the parts of a chipped tooth, to conceal a dental implant, unpleasant appearance of teeth, broken cusps, to conceal a tooth that has large filling, to hold strong a dental bridge in its position, to cover a misaligned or discolored tooth.
What will your Dentist do In Ogden, UT?
To prepare your tooth for a crown normally needs two visits to the doctor. In your first visit, at Haslam Dental, our specialist will study the condition of your teeth. This might require X-rays of the tooth. The dentist will take into consideration a few factors like the tooth’s location, position of gum tissue, performance of the tooth that will receive the crown, color of the surrounding teeth and how much natural tooth will remain. You can also sit down with your specialist to discuss your personal preference.
The next visit will deal with adjoining the permanent crown. Here, the dentist will prepare your tooth by eliminating the decay or a root canal. A temporary cap will be applied which you should take special care. After a week or so you will get your permanent crown ready. We always provide you the best cosmetic crowns, built out of the strongest, most durable, and most natural looking porcelain available. And then your dentist installs it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments.
Care for your Crowns
Usually, dental crowns stay between five and 15 years. Like natural teeth, crowns can also break and the tooth under the crown can still be attacked with cavities. Follow healthy oral care regimen such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash, avoid hard foods and quit smoking.