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Why do I Need a Dental Crown?

Oct 3

An entire tooth or dental implant is capped or encircled with a dental crown, a type of dental treatment. When a significant cavity jeopardizes the continued health of a tooth, crowns are frequently required. They also support large fillings, attach bridges, cover implants, and protect weak teeth from breaking. In addition, crowns can be used for purely cosmetic purposes to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.


Several materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, and composite resin, can be used to create crowns. Because they provide the best balance of strength, longevity, and aesthetics, porcelain crowns are the most widely used form of a crown. Because you may customize them to match the colour of your natural teeth, ceramic crowns are another popular option. Metal crowns are the most vital type of crown, but they are also the most noticeable. Composite resin crowns are not as strong as metal or porcelain crowns, but compared to other types of crowns, they are less expensive and can match the color of your natural teeth.


Whatever kind of crown you select, you must visit your dentist regularly to ensure that your height is in good condition and does not need to be replaced. With proper care, your crown can last for many years.


How Do Crowns Function?

A crown entirely "caps" a tooth that has suffered damage. A crown can be used to enhance a tooth's look, shape, or alignment as well as to strengthen a tooth that is already weak.Additionally, a peak can be added to the device's top to give it a tooth-like shape and structure. The color of your natural teeth can be matched with porcelain or ceramic crowns. Additional materials include gold, metal alloys, acrylic, and ceramic. These alloys may be recommended for back teeth since they are frequently more durable than porcelain. Porcelain fused with a metal shell is commonly utilized because of its durability and beauty.


Your dentist might advise getting a crown for:


  • When there aren't enough healthy teeth left, replace a large filling.
  • Prevent a brittle tooth from breaking
  • A repair of a damaged tooth
  • Add a bridge.
  • Dental implant cover
  • Cover a tooth that is distorted or discolored
  • Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy.

What material does your crown have?

Can use numerous materials to create crowns. It is possible to employ composite resin, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or metal alloys. The material used to make crowns is frequently tooth-coloured to match your natural teeth.


Your crown should feel at ease in your mouth and look natural. You and your dentist will take into account several criteria before choosing the material for your height, including:


  • The position and function of the teeth
  • Placement of the gum tissue
  • How many teeth can be seen when you grin
  • The tone or hue of the adjacent teeth


A temporary crown is placed to cover your tooth while the permanent crown is being created. The permanent crown is often made in less than two weeks. The tooth may be sensitive to heat and cold while wearing a temporary crown. During this period, refrain from consuming sticky foods and chewing gum. You might be able to receive your permanent crown on the same day if your dentist has specialized equipment.


Your dentist inserts the permanent crown in your mouth and makes the required adjustments after it is finished. The crown is placed once you and your dentist are satisfied with how it feels and looks.


You can get assistance from Monahan Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to prevent damaging your just-installed crown. After using this impression and the material that your dentist has selected, a dental lab will manufacture your crown. A temporary crown will be positioned to cover the prepped tooth while the permanent crown is being made. When the permanent crown is made and fitted over the treated tooth or teeth, the temporary one is removed. Contact us to find out more!