A dental crown completely covers a tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns can be made from several different materials, such as porcelain, gold, or ceramic. They can be used to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together a cracked tooth. In addition, a dental crown can be used to restore a tooth that is worn down, misshapen, or discolored.
Crowns are usually recommended when a tooth is cracked, broken, or severely worn down. They are also used to improve the look and appearance of a tooth.
Dental crowns are cemented in place and provide strength and protection to weakened or damaged teeth.
Dental crowns have many advantages. They are quick, made from durable materials, convenient, and versatile. Crowns can be used for:
A dental crown is a prosthetic device that completely covers a tooth. It is placed over a compromised tooth to restore its natural function and appearance.
Placing a dental crown requires at least two dental visits. The dentist first needs to prepare the tooth for the crown, which involves removing some of the enamel. Once this is done, we take digital impressions of the tooth and share them with the dental laboratory that fabricates the customized restoration.
Once the impression of the prepared tooth is sent to the dental lab, it takes about two weeks for the crown to be manufactured. When it is ready, the patient returns to have the permanent crown placed over the prepared tooth. We use dental adhesives to bond the crown and take a bite test to ensure optimum fit and bite.
The cost of a dental crown can vary depending on many factors, such as:
Although porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns tend to be the most affordable option, they usually aren't as aesthetic as other options. Ceramic and zirconium crowns can be slightly more expensive, but patients prefer them since they look very natural and last for many years.
Dental crowns are durable and can last more than a decade, but only if you maintain good oral hygiene. Patients are recommended to practice good oral hygiene habits like regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash and avoiding unhealthy oral habits like smoking to maintain the durability of their crowns.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Allisonville Dental Centre, call (317) 547-5766 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 2811 E 46th St, Indianapolis 46205.
2811 E 46th St, Indianapolis, 46205