Dental crowns may be necessary for oral health reasons or for cosmetic reasons. Whatever the case, at Dental Innovations, we can fit you with the right one for your needs. Learn more about how you can benefit from a dental crown and how we make them below.
Why do people need dental crowns?
Dental crowns are commonly used for a variety of different situations. Some of these are as follows:
- To make a cosmetic change/modification
- To protect a weak or cracked tooth from completely breaking
- To restore a broken tooth
- To support a tooth with a large filling
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
- To cover a dental implant
Dental crowns are a permanent fix, as they are capped and cemented onto an existing tooth. They can be used to improve the shape, appearance, or alignment of your tooth.
How are they made?
The process will usually take more than one appointment. The first step will be reducing the tooth so the crown will fit over it. Then we will take an impression to make a mold for the crown. We will try to match the color of the crown to your existing teeth so it blends in. The final crown may take time to make, so you may have to wear a temporary crown and come in for a second appointment to have it fitted.
What materials do we use?
At Dental Innovations, we use porcelain crowns for a number of reasons. We can make porcelain crowns in more natural colors than other types of crowns. This makes them an ideal choice for front teeth. They are also ideal for anyone with a metal allergy.
Dental crowns can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. You can treat them like normal teeth for the most part, as far as brushing and flossing goes. However, you may want to avoid hard or sticky foods to keep them intact longer.
Contact Dental Innovations to learn more about our dental crowns or to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
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