With dental crowns, you can have well-groomed, bright and beautiful looking teeth and smile as you wish.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to improve its appearance, shape, or strength. They are often recommended when a tooth has been weakened by decay, has a large filling, or has undergone a root canal procedure.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments with a dentist or prosthodontist. During the first appointment, the tooth is prepared by removing a portion of its outer surface to make room for the crown. An impression is then taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is custom-made to fit the patient’s tooth precisely. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.
During the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is carefully placed and cemented onto the tooth. The dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the crown is comfortable and functional.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials. The choice of material will depend on the patient’s specific needs and preferences.
Dental crowns are a common and effective solution for restoring damaged or weakened teeth and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Patients should continue to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily, to keep their teeth and crowns healthy.