Dental Crowns

What is it?

Dental Crowns is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are most commonly used to restore damaged or broken teeth, but they can also be used to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Dental crowns are typically created in a dental laboratory from a mold of your teeth.

They are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and metal alloys. The procedure for placing a crown usually involves two appointments. At the first appointment, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay and shaping it to accommodate the crown. A temporary crown is then placed over the tooth. You will need to return for a second appointment to have the permanent crown fitted and attached.

What are the benefits?

There are several benefits to having a dental crown. Here are a few of the most common:

1. Restored shape, size, strength, and appearance of the tooth
Crowns can restore the appearance and function of a damaged or broken tooth. They can also improve the aesthetics of your smile. The materials used to create crowns today are very natural-looking and can closely match the color of your teeth. With proper care, a crown can last for many years. This is a significant benefit, especially if you have a damaged or broken tooth that is visible when you smile.

2. Protection from further damage
If you have a weakened or fragile tooth, a crown can provide protection from further damage and decay. Crowns can also help to preserve the natural tooth structure and prevent the need for more extensive dental treatment in the future.

3. Improved oral health
Crowns can help to improve your overall oral health by preventing cavities and other dental problems. When a tooth is capped with a crown, the crown helps to seal off the tooth from bacteria and plaque, which can cause decay. Crowns can also make it easier to clean your teeth and keep them healthy.

4. Improved chewing ability
Crowns can also improve your chewing ability by restoring the shape and size of a damaged tooth. This can make it easier to eat your favorite foods and improve your overall quality of life.

5. Long-term stability
When a crown is properly fitted and attached, it can provide long-term stability for your teeth. This means that the tooth is less likely to move or shift over time, which can lead to dental problems.

Who is it For?

Crowns are typically recommended for people who have:

-Damaged or broken teeth
-Weakened or fragile teeth
-Decay or extensive dental damage
-A poor bite or alignment
-To improve the appearance of their smile

Crowns are not recommended for people who have:

-Allergies to the materials used to make crowns
-A very thin tooth enamel
-A deep bite
-Very little tooth structure remaining
-A very large tooth

If you are considering dental crowns, it is best to speak with your dentist at Montague Dental Excellence to determine whether this treatment is right for you.

There are many benefits to having a dental crown, for example: Restored shape, size, strength and appearance of the tooth. Crowns can also provide long-term stability for your teeth if properly fitted and attached. All in all, they’re an excellent way to restore the natural beauty of your smile while protecting you from more extensive treatment later on.