Placing Dental Crowns
Spring Hill, FL
Dental crowns are caps for damaged or dysfunctional teeth. Dentists suggest getting dental crowns if one of your teeth has a cavity and causes difficulty eating or drinking. Our doctors and our doctors advise dental patients to consider various materials before choosing a dental crown.
How to Apply Dental Crowns
Dental crowns vary depending on several factors. If you opt for same-day crowns, your dentist may start with identifying the tooth cavity. Once done, they may open the cavity to shape it according to the crown shell. Typically, dentists trim the tooth to create a solid foundation for the crown cap. After making the base, dentists place a temporary crown to replace it later with a permanent one.
Permanent crowns require a few weeks to prepare. Dentists send the size and material preferences to the lab to create the desired crown shape. Once prepared, they remove the temporary crown to place the permanent one.
What Are the Types of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials. One of the common materials is metal. It is a cheap alternative to other types. Those with metal-related allergies may face problems getting a metal crown. Other types include ceramic, composite resin, porcelain, zirconia, and combination crowns.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Crowns?
The purpose of a dental crown is to create a shield above the damaged or dysfunctional tooth. Since it is not a surgical procedure, dental crowns rarely cause complications during the procedure. An ideal candidate for dental crowns may have a worn down tooth, a cracked or chipped tooth, or a sensitive tooth.
Moreover, you can also opt for crowns if you have one or more missing teeth. In such cases, dentists create dental bridges to fill the gaps and place a dental crown over them for protection.
Is a Ceramic Crown Better Than Other Types?
Most dental patients opt for ceramic crowns for their superior appearance and durability. Dental technicians create ceramic crowns using a mold of your tooth. It helps create an accurate fitting to facilitate seamless eating. Other benefits of ceramic crowns include superior protection, natural appearance, anti-allergy properties, and comfortable placement.
Getting a dental crown can be overwhelming. However, a professional can make this experience go smoothly for you. If you have a chipped tooth that needs a protective top, you may discuss the issue with your dentist to review your options. Our doctors and our doctors at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care advise understanding the differences between various crown materials before making a choice. The costs, benefits, and durability of each type vary.