A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to restore its function and appearance and provide strength and support to the surrounding teeth. At Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc, dental crowns can be made from different materials, including porcelain which can be matched to the color of your natural teeth for a natural look. If a crown is needed due to a cavity, metal or ceramic may be used to strengthen the restoration. Gold has also been used in the past due to the belief that it could be more robust than other materials. Porcelain is favored for cosmetic dentistry because it gives your smile a natural shine and color. In addition, most types of porcelain are stain resistant.
The Procedure for Dental Crowns
Preparing your tooth for a crown usually involves removing damaged portions to provide room for the crown to be placed on top. Your dentist will then take an impression of your prepared tooth and match it to ensure a proper fit. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where a dental technician will make your custom crown. Once received back at the dental office, the crown will be adjusted to ensure a comfortable and secure fit before bonding. It is essential to care for your new crown the same way you would for your natural teeth to avoid complications and the need for a replacement in the future. This means practicing good oral hygiene at home in addition to regular visits to the dentist for routine cleanings and exams. By brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily, you can help remove plaque and food particles from your teeth while also helping to prevent gum disease.
The Benefits of Dental Crown
A crown is a cap that covers your entire tooth to restore it to its original size and shape. It also strengthens your tooth structure to make it more durable and to improve its appearance. If your tooth is cracked, broken, or worn down, it may need a dental crown.
Shifting teeth can impact your bite, speech, and oral health. Not only will your smile be more attractive, but you’ll be able to chew and speak normally. Dental crowns are sometimes even used to protect teeth from further harm. For instance, if you have a damaged baby tooth, we can place a crown over it to protect it until it falls off naturally. If you have a large cavity or need cosmetic restoration after braces, crowns may also be recommended.
Visit Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc at 500 Perry Rd Suite 205, Grand Blanc 48439 or call 810-777-7295 for more information on dental crowns and how they can help improve the appearance and function of your teeth.