Dental crowns are “crowns” placed on damaged teeth. In other words, they are “caps” that serve as replacements for parts of a tooth that have been eaten away by cavities or have been damaged on a mid-severe to severe scale.
The placement of crowns requires that a part of the tooth remains rooted to the gums. This implies that a basic dental crown, unlike conventional tooth bridges, does not replace tooth gaps. They repair flawed or decayed teeth.
Dental crowns are a dental solution for teeth that are too damaged to merely be “filled” with a dental filling material—when a major portion of the part of the teeth above the gumline is decayed, capping it will the next best step.
1. Durability and Resilience
Since a dental crown covers a tooth, it strengthens the tooth and makes it more durable and resilient against biting and chewing pressure, as well as wear and tear. The level of durability will change according to the materials used in making the crown. But overall, you can rest assured that your once decay-weakened tooth will be stronger with a crown over it.
2. Permanent Tooth Solution
Crowns on front teeth, premolars, and molars are fastened not just securely but permanently. The technique through which the crown is affixed into place is what ensures that it is as durable as healthy teeth. In fact, crowns are even more durable because they are not composed of organic matter, like natural teeth.
3. Lowers Risk of Decay
In relation to how a dental crown is made of non-organic materials, it will not succumb to the effects of bacteria, plaque, and decay. As the crown will take up the space of the larger region of your tooth, you will inevitably be at a lower risk of incurring tooth decay in the future.
4. Shaped Like Your Real Ivories
The beauty of crowns is that they are crafted to match the rest of your real teeth, from shape, curves, to hue. This is why patients tend to gravitate towards crowns when it comes to tooth restoration.
5. Tooth-Saver and Protector
Having severely damaged teeth is not the end of the road. Tooth extractions are now no longer the sole option for dealing with damaged teeth. Before having your tooth pulled out due to sustaining too many carries caused by decay, our dentist may still be able to save it.
Tooth decay will only spread further if not treated. There is no scientifically known approach towards curbing its effects. What can be done is to stop it. And a dental crown is what will solve this tooth-deterioration problem.
Your general dentistry practitioner will remove every section of a tooth that is deteriorating. Edges will be filed down and smoothened in preparation for the prosthetic tooth crown.
6. Bite Correction
Whether a patient has a bite problem or has contracted one due to incorrect placement of a dental solution (i.e., uneven fillings), a crown can immediately improve one’s bite.
Teeth crowns are customized to the detail. Your dentist will ensure that the dental lab technician follows specifications about the prosthetic device. This is why constant reviews of X-rays of your oral cavity are crucial.
The crown has to fit the filed down tooth well so that it will not result in bite unevenness or scratch your tongue and/or the inner lining of your cheek.
7. Pain-Free Operation
This procedure will not bring you any discomfort because local anesthesia will be applied in and around the tooth that needs repair. At the same time, a dental crown operation is usually concluded quickly.
There will be a wait-time from your first visit (diagnosis, X-ray capturing, tooth filing and cleaning, and temporary crown placement) to the next (actual cap placement). Other than that, the procedure is straightforward and does not leave room for dental complications.
Contact Station Dental Group in Highlands Ranch today to schedule a consultation for dental crowns.