About Dental Crowns
How do dental crowns work?
When your natural tooth structure has been damaged a crown is inserted to completely cover the damaged tooth. They restore your beautiful smile that may be suffering from the effects of decay, fractures, broken teeth, or have a very large filling
Your dentist may recommend wearing a crown for the purpose of improving your facial shape and shape. A crown can help fill a gap between implants using a crown or improve or supplant another tooth’s appearance. An dental implant is also covered by a crown.
- Do dental crowns hurt?
- How long does a crowns last?
- Do crowns ruin your teeth?
- What does a crown do for a tooth?
- How much of a tooth is needed for a crown?
- What is the strongest type?
- Is a crown stronger than a tooth?
- Is a bridge better than a crown?
- Can they fall out?
- Can these stain?
- What are Cosmetic crowns (Ceramic)
- Does a crowned tooth require special care?
- Does my private dental health cover this?
- Are Dental Payment Plans an option for this dental procedure
7 reasons a crown may be recommended
A dental crown procedure is commonly used for restoration of natural teeth. This dental treatment plays a vital role in dental protheses and more intensive dental treatments such as root canal surgery, dental implant and dental bridge. The final stage of root canal treatment is the dental restoration. Crowns are completely customized and restore the natural teeth to the shape, look and functionality. Crowns provide a solution for a depleted or fractured teeth when replaced. They can be also placed onto implants after a tooth extraction.
They may be recommended for the following reasons:-
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold together a cracked or broken tooth
- You have a misshapen tooth
- Replace a very large normal filling
- Keep a dental bridge in place
- To cover a tooth that is misshapen
- To cover a severely discoloured tooth
Some crowns have longer life and some have higher strength. The longest lasting crowns are gold and porcelain-filled crowns. Crowns made of ceramic and porcelain look natural but tend to be less durable than metal. Your dentist would probably recommend the crown that fits best to your particular situation or the best alternative treatment option. The natural tooth may also have become too weak or worn to be fitted as per traditional filling and veneer and other treatment can be recommended. The life span of a crown is usually from 5 years to 15 years.
- Protect a weakened tooth from breaking
- The crown surrounds your tooth restoring shape size
- Strengthens the structure of a decayed tooth that has a large filling and protects it against breaking
- Can enhance a severely discoloured tooth