Dental Crown in Crowley
Definition of a Crown:
A crown, also known as a ‘cap’ is an artificial restoration designed to permanently fit over a damaged or decayed tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
The crowns, when placed into place, cover the visible portion of a tooth. They are made of:
- Metal Alloys
Depending on the location, the dentist will determine the material of the crown. For example, stronger materials such as metal or gold may be used for back teeth. Whether it’s acrylic, ceramic, the color of the crown will be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown
Crowns are one of the most effective dental solutions for restoring the shape, size and strength, and improving the appearance of a tooth. You may be recommended teeth crowns to:
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Hold together the parts of a cracked tooth
- Restore a broke or severely worn down tooth
- Cover and support a depth with a large filling
- Cover a dental implant or a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Cover a misshaped tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
How Is A Dental Crown Prepared?
The dentist begins by preparing the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. The step involves removing a layer of the outer surface, leaving a strong inner core. The amount of tooth to be removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.
Once the tooth is shaped, an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth is taken – one of the opposite jaw and another to understand your bite pattern. The impression is then sent to a dental lab wrapped with information about the shade to use, along with any other details they may need.
After the impression, which may take several days to create, a temporary crown is placed into your mouth that will help you chew and function normally.
When the permanent crown is ready, it is then replaced with the temporary crown and cemented onto the tooth or anchored onto the dental implants.
Crowns are a permanent solution and should only be removed by a dental professional.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crown
While crowns are made to last forever, they can come loose or even fall out. In order to avoid such situation, you take care of your crown like you would your natural teeth by:
- Brushing and flossing daily
- Scheduling dental visits periodically
- Staying away hard food foods
If you wish to know more about tooth crowns in Crowley, TX, call us today and book an appointment.