Crowns offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. It is a viable solution for root canal therapy, which only removes the tooth pulp. Since the tooth is very fragile, root canal therapy does not offer a viable option. Dentists use a restorative procedure to produce a cap-shaped crown, which can restore the strength, shape, and functionality of a tooth.
Crown offers a permanent solution to tooth loss. A crown is cemented at the gum line or margin.
Need for Crowns
Some factors contribute to the wearing down, cracking, or breakage of your teeth, some of which are as follows:
- Improper bite
- Grinding your teeth
- tooth decay
A dentist might recommend a crown for the following reasons:
- Strengthening the tooth
- Restoring a tooth's shape
- Changing a tooth's shape
- Improving the tooth's cosmetic appearance
Dental crowns are made to cover the visible surface of the affected tooth. Crowns add durability, strength, and stability to the tooth, as they are used to attach a bridge to the supporting teeth. Crowns can change and improve the overall appearance, including shape, color, and apparent alignment.
Types of Crowns
Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or a combination of metal and porcelain. The most preferred crowns are made of porcelain because they are akin to the natural teeth. Moreover, porcelain crowns are very strong and last longer.
Are Crowns fabricated in the mouth?
Crowns are also known as tooth caps and dental caps. A crown encases the visible aspect of a tooth and becomes its new outer surface. Crowns offer a better alternative to dental filling, since they are fabricated away from the mouth in a dental laboratory. Contrarily, dental fillings are created inside your mouth when the dentist places the filling material on your tooth.
A laboratory technician sculpts your dental crown visualizing all aspects of your jaw movement from different angles so that it has the ideal shape. A filling is placed before a crown is produced to ensure tooth stability because of the loss of original tooth structure. Crowns may last 10-15 years. Crowns are made to replace broken teeth or those that have had root canal treatment or those teeth that have large portions missing because of tooth decay.
With crowns placed in your mouth, you have an effective solution for missing teeth. This means you can eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Crowns improve your comfort and offer unequalled convenience, adding to your facial appearance. Being minimally invasive, a crown will need replacement after 10-15 years.
Teeth add to our facial appearance. An crown offers the best solution where facial appearance is affected by broken, decayed, or fractured tooth!