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What You Need to Know About Getting Dental Crowns

What You Need to Know About Getting Dental Crowns

June 18, 2024

Introduction

When it comes to restoring damaged teeth, dental crowns are one of the most effective treatments we offer. A dental crown is essentially a cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and to improve its appearance. When a tooth is compromised due to decay, injury, or wear, we understand the importance of providing solutions that not only fix the problem but also protect your oral health in the long run.

Dental crowns come in various materials, each offering unique benefits. As a crucial part of dental restoration, they help preserve the functionality of your mouth, enhancing your smile and ensuring overall dental health. We are dedicated to using our expertise and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that every crown we place meets the specific needs and preferences of our patients. In this guidance, we will explore everything you need to know about dental crowns, from the different types available to the detailed process of getting one and caring for it thereafter. Join us as we delve deeper into how dental crowns might be the solution you need to regain a confident, healthy smile.

Understanding Dental Crowns and Their Importance

Dental crowns play a pivotal role in dental health and aesthetics. Essentially, they're custom-fitted caps placed over a tooth that's been damaged or decayed, restoring its appearance and functionality. What makes these crowns so crucial is their ability to restore the shape and look of the tooth and their role in protecting the tooth from further decay and damage. They act as a strong, protective cover, shielding the vulnerable tooth from harmful bacteria and breakage.

The importance of dental crowns extends beyond mere functionality. They provide a long-term solution for teeth that decay, crack, or excessive wear. Without this protective cap, compromised teeth can deteriorate further, potentially leading to painful conditions or even tooth loss. By encapsulating the weakened tooth, a crown helps distribute the stress of biting and chewing evenly, which helps preserve the tooth's remaining structure.

Types of Dental Crowns We Offer

We offer a variety of dental crown types to suit different needs and preferences. Each type of crown comes with its unique benefits:

  1. Porcelain Crowns: Great for front teeth due to their natural look, porcelain crowns closely match the color and texture of natural teeth. They are highly prized for their aesthetic appeal and are best suited for those looking to improve their smile without sacrificing a natural look.

  2. Ceramic Crowns: Like porcelain, ceramic crowns provide a high degree of natural color match, making them another good choice for front teeth. Ceramic crowns are also biocompatible: they do not cause allergic reactions and are gentle to the gums.

  3. Gold Crowns: Known for their durability, gold crowns are often recommended for back teeth. Compared to other types of crowns, less tooth structure needs to be removed, and their smoothness and wear resistance help protect against the wear and tear from biting and chewing.

  4. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns (PFM): Offering a good balance between strength and aesthetics, PFM crowns have a metal base for strength and a porcelain exterior to provide a more natural appearance. They are stronger than pure porcelain crowns and are suitable for both front and back teeth.

Each type of crown serves a different purpose and caters to specific needs, whether it enhances the aesthetic appearance of teeth or restores the functionality of heavily damaged teeth. We're here to help guide you in choosing the best type of crown for your situation, ensuring it meets both your health needs and aesthetic preferences.

Step-by-Step Process: Getting Your Dental Crown

When you visit us for a dental crown, our primary goal is to ensure the process is smooth and stress-free from start to finish. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

First, we start with a thorough examination of your tooth to determine the best course of action. If a crown is needed, the tooth is first reshaped to ensure a proper fit for the crown. This involves trimming down the tooth while maintaining as much of the natural structure as possible. Next, we take a digital impression of your tooth, which allows us to create a precise model for the crown. This model will guide our in-office milling machine or, in some cases, a dental lab, where your crown will be crafted.

After the crown is made, it's time for the fitting. We place it on the tooth to ensure a perfect match in terms of color and fit, adjusting as necessary. Once everything looks good and feels right, we cement the crown in place. This final step ensures your new crown is securely attached, restoring your tooth’s functionality and appearance.

How to Care for Your Dental Crowns to Maximize Their Lifespan

Taking proper care of your dental crowns is key to ensuring they last a long time and continue to serve their purpose of protecting and enhancing your teeth. Here are some tips for maintaining your dental crowns:

  1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Pay special attention to the area around your crown to prevent plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease and underlying tooth decay.

  2. Avoid Hard Foods: While crowns are durable, they are not indestructible. Avoid chewing hard foods such as ice or hard candy that could damage the crown.

  3. Use the Right Products: To avoid scratching the surface of the crown, use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.

  4. Regular Dental Checkups: Visit us regularly for checkups and cleanings. These visits allow us to monitor the condition of your crown and address any issues before they become serious problems.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure your

dental crowns
remain in great shape, extending their lifespan and protecting your oral health.

Conclusion

At our clinic, we understand the importance of a healthy, functional smile. We are committed to providing our patients with top-quality dental crowns that restore functionality and enhance aesthetics. From the initial consultation to the final placement and beyond, we ensure every step is carried out with precision and care. If you’re considering a dental crown or any other dental procedure, schedule a visit with us at Chamberlain Dental. Our expert team is here to guide you through your options and help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

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“As usual, the professional staff @ Chamberlain Dental took great care of me, this time for a crown replacement. Their team knew exactly what they were doing and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Dr. Chamberlain is a total pro and he and his staff take the time to explain what they are doing and what to expect, while also being kind and courteous. My wife and I are very happy we were referred to this dental practice!”

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