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“I am so happy I made an appointment here. The staff is great very patient and understanding of my fear of dentist . I came in for general cleaning and had an amazing experience. So when one of my crown came off I decided not to go back to my previous dentist and come here. They did a great job!”
Teeth severely damaged by decay or trauma or when patients desire a dramatic improvement in their smiles, dental crowns (also known as “caps”) are the treatment of choice.
What is a dental crown?
The visible part of a tooth is protected by a crown, which is a thin cap. In this procedure, the root is left intact, allowing the crown to be supported by it. The primary goal of dental crowns is to restore teeth appearance and functionality. Different materials can be used to create them. Currently, ceramics and zirconia are the most popular. Although, gold and porcelain can also be used in conjunction with metal. All these materials are safe for humans, but each has its unique advantages.
The dentist will work with you to determine which material is best for your specific situation during your appointment. Whenever a crown is needed to cover a tooth that is visible when you smile, your dentist will take special care to match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth.
Why do patients need a crown?
A dental crown can be indicated for the following reasons:
Getting a crown placed
A dental crown may or may not be necessary during your first visit to the dentist’s office. It is common to require two appointments for treatment. You can expect the following when you visit:
Video 01:00 | A beautiful smile is something everyone wants. If you have a tooth that is not the same size or shape as your other teeth and that needs support, your dentist may recommend a crown. Crowns are used to help make a tooth stronger, and improve a tooth’s appearance. They are available in a variety of materials that can blend with the shade and shape of your natural teeth. Hear more about how crowns can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth and maintain your beautiful smile.
Caring for a dental crown
The patient should treat the new crown as if it were a natural tooth once it is in place. Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential to keeping the mouth healthy and free of plaque.
To ensure that the new crown’s margins stay clean, it is highly recommended that patients schedule regular appointments with their dentist for professional cleanings. The patient’s natural tooth structure can still be seen beneath the crown. To avoid decay on the remaining natural tooth, it is important for patients to maintain a clean area around their dental implant. Keeping the crown clean is essential to preventing cavities and extending the life of the restoration.