Missing, crooked, and decayed teeth are a problem for your dental health. But, you can easily fix these dental imperfections using dental crowns. These are versatile dental restorations that can solve a variety of dental imperfections all at once.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to cover the teeth. Unlike the veneers, the crowns encase the entire tooth. The crowns are cemented into place to restore the size, shape, color, and appearance of the teeth.
Teeth crowns are used to correct a variety of dental problems. Our ESP dental dentist will recommend dental crowns to fix the following problems:
Dental crowns are available in different types, and they differ in the material used.
Crown restoration needs at least two dental visits, and the process is done in a few steps.
1. Dental examination and planning
The dentist will perform a comprehensive dental assessment to determine the type of crown that is most suitable for you. Next, he will take you through the procedure of getting the crowns and what to expect.
2. Teeth preparation
Before the crowns are fixed, the dentist first trims your enamel to make room for the crown. This procedure is done under local anesthesia, but, at times, the dentist uses sedation for patients with dental phobia.
After reshaping the tooth, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth to make the permanent crowns. It can take a few weeks—usually around three to four weeks to get the crowns. As you wait, the dentist will give you temporary crowns.
It is important to care for your temporary crowns to prevent them from chipping or coming off.
3. Fixing of the permanent crowns
The dentist will remove the crowns and do a back and front teeth cleaning to remove any debris. Next, he will cement the permanent crowns in place and examine the fit.
A follow-up visit may be scheduled to examine the crown and gums.
No, they do not. However, it is crucial to maintain a healthy dental practice to maintain your teeth and protect them from decay. Also, avoid drinking or taking staining foods like wine, cocoa, especially if you have porcelain crowns. They can discolor and require a replacement.
Visit ESP Dental for more information on dental crowns, how they are fixed and what to expect after.