All You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

All You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

Posted by 5th Ave Smile on Aug 21 2022, 11:36 PM

Teeth can get damaged or weakened due to tooth decay, dental trauma, clenching and grinding of teeth, gum disease, repeated dental treatments, etc. One of the best and easiest ways to protect such weak or broken teeth and prevent further damage is by placing a dental crown. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth. A crown helps maintain the structure of the tooth, as well as improve its appearance and function. A crown may be used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling, protect a weak or cracked tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, or restore a broken tooth.

What Are The Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can restore functionality, health, and aesthetics to a smile. Dental crowns are durable and long-lasting and, in most cases, can last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental crowns restore a tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Many patients choose dental crowns after root canal treatment for a tooth that is heavily damaged or decayed. Dental crowns also replace missing teeth with bridgework and can help anchor a dental bridge in place. Dental crowns also protect a dental implant or tooth implant-supported restoration.

In short, dental crowns can be used to address the following:

  • Decayed teeth 
  • Damaged Teeth 
  • Imperfect Teeth
  • An Uneven Bite
  • Tooth Sensitivity 

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations used to improve the appearance of a damaged tooth. A dental crown can be used as a replacement for a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth structure left, to cover a dental implant, or to protect a tooth weakened by decay. Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and ceramic.

How Are Dental Crowns Placed?

When a patient needs a dental crown, the dentist will first need to prepare the tooth. This includes removing a portion of the enamel so the crown can fit over the patient’s tooth. The crown is made of either porcelain or ceramic, and the dentist will color-match the crown to the patient’s natural teeth.

The dentist will then take impressions of the patient’s teeth and send them to a dental lab. The lab technicians will fabricate the crown, and the dentist will place the crown into his or her patient’s mouth. To protect your tooth after the tooth is prepared, a temporary restoration is placed.

Dental crowns can be made in-office or by a dental lab. Dental crowns are customized for each individual patient, so the color of your crown will be matched to your natural teeth. Once the crown is ready, the patient returns back to have the crown placed.

At 5th Ave Smile, our experienced team provides the best dental care for patients in Aurora, CO. To schedule an appointment, call (303) 360-7462, or visit our office at 2044 Clinton St. Suite B, Aurora, CO 80010.

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