Dental crowning is a popular dental procedure performed by a dentist. Here is a brief guide about dental crowns, and how they can help you to fight dental damages.
Dental crowns are used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its original size and shape. They are permanently cemented on teeth that are decayed or severely cracked. Crowns are usually custom-made to suit each tooth. They fully enclose the damaged portion of the tooth, which lies at or above the gum line.
Here are some of the reasons to get a crown:
Dental crowns can fill up the gaps that occur when a tooth becomes damaged. They help to restore your mouth’s proper structure. Crowns cover the top part of the tooth above the gum line to ensure the tooth is protected. Once fastened, they act as a new cap for the tooth which holds it together and keeps it from breaking apart. They are usually made from very durable and resilient materials, which can withstand biting and chewing forces just like your natural teeth.
Crowns are created from many kinds of materials such as porcelain, ceramics, metal alloys, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin. The material of the crown is usually colored so that it blends with the color of your natural teeth.
Here are some factors your dentist will consider before selecting the exact material for your crown:
Generally, a dental crown can last between five to fifteen years, depending on various factors such as your oral hygiene, mouth-related habits, and the wear and tear of the crown during its use.
Call us today to learn if dental crowns are suitable for you, or to book a dental appointment at our clinic.