Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

December 27, 2019

Thousands of patients entering various dental clinics in different parts of the world to have dental crowns fixed, and crown restoration can safely be termed as one of the most common dental procedures that dentists have to perform. Despite how common this procedure may sound, dental crown procedure carries some misunderstood myths about them, causing fear to the people who may need it.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are not scary, they are vitally important. This fixed prosthetic restoration is made to restore a damaged tooth to its original size and shape. The crown is cemented on cracked or extensively decayed or damaged teeth. Although it may extend down onto the surface of the root, crowns are essentially used to replace the surface of the natural tooth. Crowns are custom made to fit over each tooth and can be made from a variety of different materials.

When Are Dental Crowns Used?

Crowns may be suggested to support teeth with large fillings, prevent cracked teeth from breaking further, and protect weak teeth or to restore broken teeth. Crowns supports or replaces a structure that is unable to work on its own, some types of crowns are also used to hold dental bridges in place. It is the most effective and fastest solution to restore appearance, alignment and shape of a damaged tooth. The crown is also made to look like natural teeth so that it does not stand out from the rest of the teeth.

How Are The Crowns Installed?

Dental crown installation is relatively simple. Anesthetic will first be applied to numb the tooth getting crowned as well as the surrounding gum tissue. A dental drill and an abrasive bur will be used to remove the outer layer of the tooth on all exposed sides, making space for the crown to be placed. Should there be insufficient tooth space to support the crown; a buildup may be added to create a foundation for the crown. A temporary crown will be placed over the tooth to prevent unnecessary exposure. The crown will be designed digitally after the dentist provides an impression using dental impression paste or putty. The crown will require about two to three weeks to be designed and the dentist will replace the temporary crown and cement the permanent crown onto your tooth.

How Does This Solution Help?

Dental crown treatment is mainly used for aesthetic restoration as the crowns have the ability to restore the strength, functionality and appearance of a damaged tooth. After the crown is secured, you may use fully use your tooth to chew without risking damage to your natural tooth. Crowns are used to protect the vulnerable part of the tooth by holding it together and shielding it from further damage. It helps one to be able to chew naturally, speak and smile confidently with their full set of beautiful teeth.

Whatever is your dental issue, speak with the experts from Real Smile to help you tailor a solution for your teeth. You should not tolerate mouth or toothache ever.

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