Broken tooth? Just got an implant? Want to improve your overall dental appearance?
Dental crowns may be the treatment you need. A dental crown gives you the perfect dental restoration process, restoring your smile and confidence.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are made from various materials such as porcelain, casting metal, or even gold in some cases. They come in handy when a cavity has to be filled within the teeth or some other form of dental restoration needs to be carried out.
When are Dental Crowns Used?
To improve Dental Appearance: Either naturally, or due to injuries, teeth sometimes happen to have an awkward shape. They may appear jagged or unaligned and be a source of concern to the individual.
Support Weak Teeth: When the enamel around a tooth starts wearing out, the tooth becomes shaky and there’s the risk of removal, infection, or decay. Also, having cavities or holes in the teeth can threaten dental health. Dental crowns can provide the critically needed support in situations like this when other cosmetic procedures are unable to get the job done. Dental crowns hold the failing tooth in place and can last for between 5 and 15 years of use without any problems if done right.
Complement other Dental Procedures: Dental treatments like getting a dental bridge or having an implant require a dental crown to complete the tooth replacement process. Dental crowns work perfectly in combination with other treatments.
What to expect during a Dental Crown Insertion Procedure?
Normally, getting a dental crown would require more than one visit to the dentist. A preliminary appointment will be scheduled to evaluate your dental condition and determine whether you’re a good fit for a dental crown. Measurements and a standard impression of your teeth will be taken to get the required dimensions for the dental crown to be manufactured by a lab technician.
The existing tooth on which the crown will be placed has to be filed and reshaped in preparation for the crown that will be placed on it. Some parts of the tooth’s outer layer may have to be removed. The Dentist will insert a temporary crown and schedule another appointment in which the uniquely fabricated crown will be inserted. A final visit will be scheduled to cement the crown into place after it has been confirmed that it is a good fit.
The good news is that you no longer have to go through this long process. With Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing, you can get a dental crown fabricated and inserted in just one appointment with Dental Wellness. Everything from taking measurements to cementing the crown in place can be concluded under 5 hours.
After Getting a Dental Crown?
The crown has to be treated with care for the first couple of months after it gets fitted. Be careful when brushing and use only tooth sensitive toothpaste. Observing general dental hygiene such as flossing is also important in caring for your new dental crown. As much as possible, be sure to avoid foods that are either to hot or too cold as well as the regular culprits: soda and sugary stuff.
Beyond the first few months after getting the dental crown, maintaining this habit will make the crown last long and you won’t be needing a replacement anytime soon.
If you notice any pain when eating or looseness in the crown, contact your dentist immediately as there might be some sort of misalignment that needs to be fixed urgently.
Considering getting a Dental Crown?
If you believe a dental crown may be the best solution, you should schedule an appointment to see a dentist for a professional diagnosis.