Crowns are a perfect panacea for many dental issues ranging from disease and root canals to trauma from accidents or even just daily decay and deterioration. Once the damage is beyond being fixed with dental fillings or veneers, dental crowns can serve as a replacement tooth with full function and cosmetic appeal. With dental crowns, it will be virtually impossible to tell that you have had any dental work done at all, which is the ultimate goal.
What are crowns made out of?
Fine, high quality porcelain or porcelain that?s been bonded to gold (?pasted on gold?). If the damage is more severe, the porcelain and gold components are suggested due to their strength and durability.
What are the primary advantages of dental crowns?
- Substitute for natural teeth that are missing or have been damaged.
- They have the same appearance as natural teeth.
- Fully function the same as natural teeth.
- Supplements and aids any teeth that are irregularly shaped or disfigured.
A common dental issue is patients expressing inexplicable pain in their rear molars because of super fine cracks in the depressions of the teeth. In order to relieve the pain from these cracks, we fit dental crowns and the teeth are returned to full function. Also, fillings tend to wear out the teeth and stain over time and, in the cases where porcelain veneers are not recommended, crowns or dental bridges are usually the next best course of treatment.
What does the process look like?
First, we expertly eliminate any existing decay. Second, we file and form the tooth to be fitted with a temporary crown, which will be made out of plastic or metal. Third, once the final crown is formed, we remove the temporary crown and, using special dental cement, set the permanent crown.
Dental crown treatments typically last for up to 20-30 years. They are a common and effective way to repair damage to your teeth caused by a variety of ailments. We take pride and care in our execution of the perfect smile for our patients and dental crowns are an extremely useful tool in the pursuit of that goal.