Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures, and with good reason. Dental crowns can make your smile look completely natural and as good as new, but there’s more to them than just looking good! Here’s what you need to know about dental crowns, from why they’re needed in the first place to what kind of crown you need and how it’s made.
A dental crown is a protective covering for teeth that are too damaged or decayed to be restored with fillings alone. It’s made of porcelain, gold or some type of metal and shaped in such a way as to cover the tooth entirely. A dental crown replaces the function of the tooth by acting as a support for other teeth in your mouth. If you have a large gap between your front teeth because one tooth was lost due to decay or injury, then you may need a dental bridge instead of a dental crown. If you have an area where two teeth should touch but don’t because one is missing, then it’s time for some bridge work!
The primary purpose of a crown is to cover a damaged tooth. When decay has deteriorated the tooth it needs to be cleaned, and then ‘capped’ with a dental crown to protect it from more damage.
If you’ve had a root canal or a very big cavity, Dr. Kyle Radin at Good Health Dental in Cleveland Solon may suggest a dental crown to finish the treatment.
Dental crowns could be made of ceramic, gold alloy, metal alloy, or porcelain fused to metal. As far as we know, porcelain is the most popular material for dental crowns because it looks and feels like natural teeth.
When it comes to fillings, they are great for small cavities. However, some cavities are so large that they can hollow out your tooth if left untreated. It is possible that the root of your tooth may be stable, but that the tooth itself is a shell and unable to handle normal use. In this case, the tooth will be filled and protected with a crown. In short: when the cavity or damage is too big for a filling, a crown need to be placed.
Yes! When Dr. Radin at Good Health Dental in Cleveland, Solon will take sophisticated, digital impressions or imaging of your teeth, ensuring that your dental crown(s) will match the colour and shape of your teeth. Our Good Health Dental dental team will make your smile look real and natural.
“At Good Health Dental we receive many phone calls with people asking: When will my crown be ready? Many times we surprise them with the answer: The Same Day!”
Dental crown treatment will usually involve two separate appointments. During the first, we will assess your tooth, take measurements and impressions. In addition, we will prepare and shape your tooth for the new crown. Usually, we will install a temporary crown until your permanent one has been finalized by our dental lab. Our treatment coordinator will schedule a final appointment before you leave our office. We are aware that at some dental clinics it is possible to get a crown in one day. However, at Good Health Dental, we prefer the high quality and durability of the crowns created as a two-step process. So, typically, dental crown treatment involves two visits for the patient. At the first appointment, Dr. Radin obtains a mould of the tooth to send to the lab to create the crown and then prepares the tooth for the crown. The patient is fitted with a temporary crown and usually returns two weeks later to receive the permanent crown.
The lifespan of a dental crown strongly depends on the material the crown is made off. Because the material of ceramic and porcelain crowns are getting better all the time, they are more natural looking and last longer and longer. Most dental crowns last for at least five years, but many people have them last as long as 20 years. When something happens with your crown, contact our office and we’ll get it replaced for you.
Many people put off getting the corrective treatments they need for their teeth. Don’t let a painful or noticeable imperfection in your teeth cause you grief. We are committed to giving you a reliable, safe, and comfortable treatment for your unique need. Make a dental crown appointment today.
Dental crowns are a great way to restore chipped, damaged, decaying, or missing teeth. Whether the tooth becomes worn down due to poor nutritional habits, accidents, or hereditary conditions, crowns and bridges can be a great solution.
“At Good Health Dental, all our team members use innovative methods and equipment to provide a solution designed to be safe, comfortable, and affordable.
In addition: All our dental materials are selected to ensure the procedure is in accordance with industry standards. We are dedicated to making sure your dental crown treatment is done gently and comfortably in order to give you a pleasant experience and a great result.”
(Individual results may vary).