About Dental Crowns (Caps)
Dental crowns, protective caps covering the entire visible part of a tooth, come in various materials, each serving unique purposes. Metal crowns, made of alloys like gold, offer durability but are less popular for visible teeth due to their metallic appearance. All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns prioritize aesthetics, suitable for correcting shape, size, and color issues in visible teeth. Zirconia a type of restoration with no metal is a modern option, provide strength and durability with a natural appearance.
Crowns find applications in scenarios such as restoring decayed or damaged teeth, supporting teeth post-root canal treatment, and enhancing cosmetic appearances by improving tooth shape, size, or alignment. The choice of crown material depends on factors like location, aesthetic concerns, and durability requirements.
Regarding longevity, the lifespan of dental crowns ranges depending on maintenance. Durability varies based on factors such as the material used, the location of the crown, oral hygiene practices, and bite forces. Regular dental check-ups are crucial for monitoring the condition of the crown and addressing any issues promptly.
In summary, dental crowns are versatile restorations with applications in strengthening damaged teeth, supporting dental bridges, and enhancing cosmetic appearances. The choice of crown type involves a balance between aesthetics and durability, and regular dental care is vital for ensuring their longevity and overall oral health.
Your tooth may need a crown for:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. At your first crown appointment Dr. Safaei will remove any decay and cavities and prep the tooth for the crown. You will have a functional temporary between your first and second appointment. At your second appointment we will seat the crown. You will be comfortably numb throughout the procedure. It’s that simple!
If you have any questions about crown please contact our office.