A dental crown rebuilds the tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are often used in restorative dentistry treatments, like bridge and dental implant restorations. However, patients may use dental crowns to enhance the cosmetic appearance of damaged teeth.
Types of dental crowns
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped shells that are placed over damaged teeth. Crowns restore the function and appearance of the teeth, helping patients maintain good oral health. Dental crowns are crafted out of porcelain, ceramic, resin, resin composite, or gold. The material used to craft the crown is typically based on the patient’s personal preference and the in-office recommendation of a dentist. Dental crowns provide the same function and appearance as a natural tooth.
During your initial consultation, our dentist will first perform a thorough dental exam. We will then numb the tooth so that you can be comfortable during the procedure. The dentist will then remove any decay from the tooth and shape it for a dental crown. If you have any old fillings, the dentist may need to remove them to make sure the crown fits properly.
We will thoroughly image your mouth and teeth using digital x-rays and scans of your mouth. This will help us determine your candidacy for the restoration. Once confirmed, we will remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth and share the digital molds of the teeth with the dental laboratory. The crown will be fabricated here in a few days, after which we will bond it to your prepared tooth using dental adhesives.
What should I expect after getting a dental crown?
You’ll need to keep the crown and the area surrounding it clean. You can brush and floss your teeth normally, but be gentle around the crown. Avoid eating hard foods, like nuts or hard candies, and avoid chewing on hard objects, like pens.
Dental crowns are very durable and can last for many years. However, there are some factors that can reduce the longevity of your dental crown.
Regular dental visits are a fantastic way to increase the longevity of your dental crown. These regular visits allow your dentist to check the integrity of your crown, evenness, spacing, and bite. If any adjustments are needed, your dentist can make them as soon as possible.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Cochise Caring Dentistry, call (520)-458-1989 or schedule an online consultation. You can Visit us at 66 North Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ