Crowns are an excellent choice for teeth that have been fractured or weakened by decay or a big filling. The crown fits perfectly over the remaining portion of the tooth, providing it with strength and the form and contour of a natural tooth.
Why would I require a crown?
There are several causes for this. As an example,
There are many different materials used to make crowns, and more are always being developed. Here are some of the choices that are currently available:
Most crowns are constructed of porcelain that has been joined to precious metal. Porcelain is first laid on top of a foundation composed of precious metal in layers.
Porcelain and composite materials can occasionally appear to be the most natural-looking.
Precious metal crowns (made of gold and palladium) are extremely durable and sturdy, although they are typically placed towards the rear of the mouth, where they are hidden.
The tooth will be shaped by the dentist to its perfect state for the crown. In order to create a solid inner “core,” the majority of the exterior surface will need to be removed. The thickness of the crown that will be affixed will be the same as the quantity of the tooth that must be removed. The dentist will take an imprint of the tooth once it has been formed, along with an impression of the opposing jaw and sometimes an impression to indicate how you bite together. The technician will get the imprints as well as any further details required to create the crown.
Benefits of crowns
Crowns are appealing. Crowns, which may significantly enhance the appearance of fractured, cracked, and other problem teeth, can be created from either porcelain or composite resin. An implanted dental bridge can potentially have crowns connected to it in lieu of a lost tooth.
Crowns are immune to stains. Particularly crowns constructed of porcelain, they are very stain-resistant.
Crowns are incredibly long-lasting. Crowns may last up to fifteen years and are stain-resistant in addition to being quite durable. A dental crown will only survive that long with the right care, of course.
Crowns perfectly complement natural teeth. It is possible to perfectly replicate real teeth with both porcelain and composite resin crowns. As a result, those who have lost teeth no longer have to be concerned that people will notice that their new, dazzling smile is unnatural.
Rowns are just as effective as real teeth. When a tooth is missing or damaged, it’s unlikely that you will be able to talk clearly, let alone chew food without any issues. Crowns can assist in resolving that issue since, in addition to resembling natural teeth in appearance, they can also perform in the same manner.
Crowns protect your teeth. With the right maintenance and scheduled hygiene visits, crowns can help preserve teeth that are broken, chipped, or decaying from further harm. This is due to the fact that they essentially serve as a tooth’s shell, holding fractured and cracked teeth together and protecting them from plaque and further deterioration.
While a crowned tooth does not require any particular maintenance, it is important to keep in mind that this does not mean the tooth is immune to decay or gum disease. As a result, keep up with excellent dental hygiene habits including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, especially at the tooth’s crown where the gum meets the tooth, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.