Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits securely over a damaged tooth, restoring its shape, size, and appearance. Dental crowns are generally recommended at Facial Dental Excellence, when a tooth is too damaged to be fixed with a filling, inlay, or onlay, or if a tooth has a large filling or restoration. Crowns are made from different materials, such as porcelain, resin, metal, or ceramic. Porcelain crowns closely match the look and color of natural teeth, making them a preferred option.

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The Different Types of Dental Crowns

There are a variety of different types of dental crowns, and your dentist can help you choose the one that’s right for you. The following are some common options:

Ceramic Crowns

These are made of ceramic, which is a non-metal material. They’re a great option for those who want a natural-looking restoration.

All-Porcelain Crowns

These are made of high-strength porcelain and are often preferred by those who want a durable option.

Metal Crowns

These are made of gold or titanium, and are extremely durable.

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crown

These are made of porcelain and metals. The porcelain crown covers only the visible part of the tooth and is fused to a metal base.

Which Teeth Are Crowned?

Dental crowns are most often used for teeth that have severe decay, large fillings, or teeth that are broken or chipped. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as to cover teeth that are misshapen, stained, or crooked.

Crowns can also be placed on a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or they can be used to support a bridge to replace multiple adjacent teeth.

Finally, if a tooth is severely infected, it may be recommended to have that tooth removed entirely. For this procedure, a dental crown will be placed on top of a dental implant post.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent option for a tooth restoration treatment. They help strengthen a damaged tooth, improve its appearance, and restore its function. Crowns are custom-made to fit securely over the remaining part of a prepared tooth.

What Does Getting a Crown Involve?

Getting a dental crown involves a minimum of two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the tooth and take a digital impression. The impression is sent to a lab where your crown will be custom-crafted. During your second appointment, your dentist will place the crown and adjust it to ensure it’s the proper fit.

For the best care tailored to your specific needs, contact Facial Dental Excellence from your nearest location. 

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