When it comes to dental crown treatment, Pacific Dental gives you only the best without breaking the budget.
A dental crown is helpful in restoring and protecting a broken tooth by “capping” it or covering it. This procedure will help strengthen the tooth as well as improve its appearance by changing its shape or alignment. Most dental crowns are made from either lava, zirconia or porcelain to match the tooth’s natural color.
A crown is recommended for several dental conditions including but not limited to:
- Replacing large fillings
- Protecting teeth from fracture or breakage
- Restoring a fractured tooth
- Covering a dental implant
- Attaching a bridge
- Covering a tooth that has gone through a root canal
- Changing the tooth’s shape or color
The most common dental crowning procedure uses dental impressions. The impression is taken and is used to create a custom-fit crown. This is usually done ahead of time as the fabrication may take more time.
Dental crowns require the removal of the tooth’s original structure, which means that some healthy areas may be removed as well. This is why dentists advice this procedure only when the benefits outweigh the cost of losing healthy teeth.
Dental crown’s lifespans vary but the most important factor is the user’s oral hygiene. It is important to religiously follow your dentist’s advice to preserve its lifespan and avoid any restorative treatment in the future.