Crowns are the most common type of dental restorations that have been used to restore damaged or decayed teeth for over decades. They are cap-shaped restorations that would restore teeth to its normal, shape, size, and function. Dental crowns are capable of making teeth stronger and improve the way it looks.
What are dental crowns?
Crowns are fixed dental prosthetics that are designed and engineered to restore teeth to its original shape and size. After restoring the damaged tooth , crowns can be permanently cemented onto the tooth that maybe suffering from cracks, decay or damage. Dental crowns are made of several materials such as ceramics, resin, porcelain, etc.
The dentist would consider several factors before deciding the right material such as:
- The location of the gum tissues
- The tooth's position and function
- The shade of the teeth
What is involved in getting dental crowns?
Getting dental crowns would require two visits to the dentist's office. Below are the steps involved in placing crowns:
Tooth preparation: The dentist would prepare the tooth where the crowns must go into. He/she would remove any signs of decay.
Impressions: The dentist would take necessary digital scans to provide an exact model for the dental crown. It could be a mold or the imprints could be digitally provided.
Temporary crown: After preparing your teeth to receive the crown, the dentist would place a temporary crown above it. Once permanent crowns are ready, the patient would have to revisit the dentist, in order to replace temporary ones with permanent ones.
Setting the crowns: As you revisit the dentist, he/she would place and set the permanent crowns in place.
Caring and maintaining your crowns are essential for good oral health. In order to maintain good oral health, it is necessary to brush and floss twice a day. Patients may avoid consuming or chewing on hard food. To ensure that your restorations are in good form and function, pay a visit to the dentist for regular dental exams and cleanings.
To understand how dental crowns can restore your teeth, request an appointment with Dr. Tognotti by calling our office at (925) 934 2066 or by placing an appointment online.