Dental crowns are often called caps. They cover teeth to restore them to their correct size and shape after large fillings, grinding forces that weaken the teeth and fractures. The crowns will cover the teeth to provide strength. Crowns can also be used to protect a tooth that is in danger of cracking. Also, crowns can be used to cover dental implant restorations, bridges or badly discolored or misshapen or crowded teeth. A preparation is done with an impression and a temporary is made. Crowns is general are strong restorations.
Bridges, which are multiple crowns in one unit, replace missing teeth. They will help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting and they allow for normal chewing. They are cemented in on top of the teeth that were prepared by the dentist. Dental crowns are placed over root canal treated teeth to hold the tooth together once a root canal is done.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either porcelain alone or a porcelain metal combination.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Provide Strength
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear, tear and fractures. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold or metal. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold/metal materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.