If you’re in need of a dental crown, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through what’s involved with getting a crown, as well as how they can help your teeth last longer.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that is placed over the entire tooth or large portions of it. Crowns are typically made of porcelain or metal, and they’re used to restore strength and function to a tooth that has been weakened by decay or injury.
A crown can be either an all-ceramic material (porcelain) or metal alloy with porcelain layered over it. As with other restorations, there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of material:
- All-ceramic / porcelain crowns have excellent longevity but may require more time for laboratory fabrication than metal alloy ones; however, there’s no risk of allergic reactions or discoloration if you’re allergic to nickel (which many people are).
- Metal alloy/porcelain combinations offer some flexibility in terms of durability versus aesthetics depending on your needs–you could go with something stronger if you want less maintenance down the road but don’t mind sacrificing some aesthetic appeal in order for those benefits!
Benefits of dental crowns
Dental crowns are a great way to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. They can also prevent further damage to the tooth, reduce the risk of root canal treatment, and even prevent tooth loss. If discoloration is a concern, click here to read more about dental whitening, as this may be an option for you.
How to prepare for a crown
You should make an appointment with us, we will take X-rays and impressions of your mouth. This gives us a better idea of how much work is involved in restoring the tooth and allows us to create a custom design for the crown.a
Once your dentist has made all their measurements and taken all their pictures, they’ll send those off with information about insurance coverage (if any) so that the lab can begin creating your new crowns.
Types of crowns
Dental crowns are used to restore damaged teeth and improve their function. There are 2 types:
- Metal-ceramic crowns (also known as “porcelain fused to metal” or PFM)
- All-porcelain crowns
A dental crown is a covering that is placed over the entire tooth or large portions of it.
A dental crown is a covering that is placed over the entire tooth or large portions of it. It’s used to restore the appearance of your teeth, strengthen weakened teeth, cover a dental implant, and/or cover a bridge. Crowns can also be made with porcelain or metal alloys (gold).
A crown may be needed if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Decay has caused significant damage to your tooth structure
- You’ve lost minerals from your tooth’s enamel because of an injury or accident
- Teeth are crooked, chipped or cracked
A dental crown is a covering that is placed over the entire tooth or large portions of it. It is used to protect teeth from further damage, restore them back to their original shape and size or cover any gaps created by missing teeth. A dental crown can also be made of porcelain or metal depending on your preference and needs.
If you’re needing more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us to make an appointment. Call us now and one of our friendly team will be able to assist you.
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