Dental Crowns

Strengthening your teeth, improving their appearance

You should consider a dental crown if you are looking to protect damaged, cracked and worn teeth. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth covering it to improve its appearance and to restore its shape, size and strength.

A dental crown cover your existing tooth, protecting the entire surface from any further decay or erosion.

Might I need crowns?

To improve the aesthetics of your teeth, crowns should not necessarily be the first treatment of choice, because a dentist needs to grind a significant portion of tooth away. Other options such as veneers or dental bonding are less invasive. However, since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth, crowns provide an excellent alternative.

Assessing if you might need crowns involves the following considerations:

After root canal treatment or dental implant a crown maybe fitted. The crown is often needed to protect the tooth after these treatments.

Significant decay has occurred and not enough tooth is left to allow a filling.

For patients with a significant cavity they may opt for the added support a crown offers to the tooth.

If a major part of the tooth has broken and it is impossible to be built up using normal bonding procedure.

Their are many reasons why acid erosion can occur such as too much sugar in your diet or poor dental hygiene. They can cause erosion to the point where a crown is the only option to preserve the existing tooth. For cosmetic reasons many people choose to have all their teeth enhanced with porcelain crowns.

What are crowns made from?

You will find that nowadays a variety of materials used to make dental crowns. Some crowns are made from metal alloy fixed to a porcelain or ceramic outside. After a period of time, crowns made from metal and porcelain/ceramic, cause dark lines in the gums that are not very attractive. If you are looking for a natural appearance porcelain or ceramic crowns give the best results.

The costs of dental crowns is usually reflected in your choice of one of the many different types of porcelain crowns on the market.

How long do crowns last?

Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. Providing you maintain a good oral hygiene program and attend regular dental check-ups, a high quality dental crown can last 10-15 years.

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