Over time, your teeth can incur damage. This damage happens due to a host of reasons such as tooth decay, injuries, or as part of the aging process. The teeth can lose their shape and size. In order to overcome the damage to a tooth, it can be covered with dental restorations to bring back its look and function.
Dental crowns are one of the most regular restorations that are placed on top of damaged teeth to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. They are tooth-shaped caps that are securely placed over your tooth. Dental crowns can be fabricated out of metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics. They typically don’t need special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene. The dental crown is fixed into position on your tooth, and it helps cover the visible portion of the tooth.
What are the advantages of Dental Crowns?
- A dental crown can protect a severely damaged tooth. Trauma, stress, and tooth decay can cause extensive damage to the outer tooth. At times, a tooth becomes so weak and fragmented that a dentist only has two choices - he must either extract the tooth or use a dental crown to save it. If a dentist decides to save a damaged tooth, they will clean it and shape it to prepare the crown. Once the dentist fixes the crown on top of the tooth, it strengthens the tooth and makes it solid as a healthy tooth. In the end, a patient regains the full function of the tooth.
- They protect a dead tooth from deteriorating to the extent that it cannot be saved. An infection of the tooth pulp can cause the death of the inner tooth. A dentist treats the tooth by removing the infected pulp through a root canal. After performing the root canal, the dentist restores the tooth by securing it with a crown after filling in space. A tooth treated for decay, especially a molar, needs a crown to keep it from breaking into pieces.
- A crown offers the best protection for a tooth with a past history of tooth cavities. A tooth that has been cured of tooth decay several times is a major candidate for a dental crown. Instead of using a filling or dental onlays, a dentist may decide to protect a problematic tooth with the help of a dental cap. The cap will shield the entire tooth and act as a barrier to prevent the harmful bacteria, acids, sugars, and starch from coming into contact with the tooth.
- Dental caps correct many flaws in teeth. They help conceal crooked, chipped, and discolored teeth. With the aid of crowns, a dentist can give you a beautiful smile by closing gaps in between the teeth by encasing small teeth and making them appear more prominent with the help of crowns. They are a versatile cosmetic treatment.
- The crowns are mostly long-lasting. As a dental restoration, crowns are sturdier and more durable than the other options. When compared to other cosmetic treatments, crowns are the most robust and most long-lasting option. They even outperform veneers and dental bonding.
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