Are you suffering from a chipped or damaged tooth? Then, Dental Crowns can be your best option! A Dental Crown is in fact, a tooth-shaped cap that is installed over a tooth to cover the broken or damaged tooth. This dental practices is performed to regain the size, shape and strength of the chipped tooth and also elevate its appearance.
Kinds of Crowns
The crowns can be created from several materials. There are two kinds of crowns namely: Permanent and Temporary. Permanent crowns are built of stainless steel, all metal such as gold or platinum or even base-metal alloys (such as cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys), porcelain-fused-to-metal (can be color-adjusted to your neighboring teeth), all resin, zirconia crowns, all ceramic or all porcelain (fit for those who have metal allergies). Generally, temporary crowns are built of an acrylic-based material or stainless steel until your permanent crown gets designed in the laboratory. There are certain crowns which cover just a portion of your tooth. If you don’t require an entire crown, your dentist might recommend an onlay or 3/4 crown instead.
What are its Benefits?
Crowns are usually provided to shield a weak tooth from damaging or to hold rigidly all the parts of a chipped tooth, to conceal a dental implant, unattractive appearance of teeth, broken cusps, to cover a tooth which has large filling, to hold a dental bridge firmly in its position, to cover a misaligned or discolored tooth.
What will your Dentist do In Cypress, TX?
To prepare your tooth for a crown usually needs two visits to your dentist. In your first visit, In Cypress, TX, our specialist Dr. Vuong, will analyse the condition of your teeth. This might require X-rays of the tooth. Our specialist will examine a few things like the tooth’s location, position of gum tissue, performance of the tooth that requires the crown, color of the neighboring teeth and how much natural tooth will be remaining. You can also discuss with your specialist about your personal requirements.
The second visit will deal with bonding the permanent crown. Here, the specialist will prepare your tooth by cleaning the decay or a root canal. A temporary cap will be placed which you should take extra care. After a couple of weeks or so you will have your permanent crown all-set. And then your dentist plants it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments. We at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry always provide you the best cosmetic crowns; therefore, you need not worry at all!
Care for your Crowns
A dental crown almost stays between five and 15 years. Like your natural teeth, crowns can also break and the tooth under the crown can still be affected with cavities. Implement healthy oral care habits such as brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash, avoid hard foods and quit smoking.