Dental crowns or Tooth crowns are a common type of dental restoration procedure that is used by dentists for a long time. They are the most common fixed dental appliances that can be used to fix a damaged tooth. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out to clean daily, tooth crowns are placed permanently on one’s tooth and can only be removed by dentists.
Tooth crowns are used to cover one’s damaged tooth, restoring its shape and size, its usual functions and improve the tooth’s appearance. They can be made from stainless steel, some metal alloys like gold or silver, porcelain, resin, ceramic and zirconia. Tooth crowns can also last from five to ten years if it is properly well taken care of.
Here are some things you should know about Tooth Crowns before getting them:
- Tooth crowns can be made using different materials. Like what I have mentioned above, tooth crowns can be made from different materials like porcelain, resin, some metals and zirconia. Each of the materials has their pros and cons so it is recommended that before choosing one, you have the consent of your dentist.
- Tooth crowns can solve many dental problems. There are various factors that might destroy one’s tooth. It will wear down with the excessive biting and grinding, causing your tooth to become chipped; it can also be due to the frequent dental fillings of the tooth or by trauma.
- Tooth crowns are getting more and more modern. Unlike before, you can get your crown within a week after your impressions are submitted to the dental laboratory. Today, you can get it within an hour or so. This dental technology advancement is called, Cerec. Read more about Cerec here.
If you have some questions with how crown procedures usually go or if you are interested in getting crowns, you can schedule an appointment with us or you may call us at (626) 513-8288.