Crown treatment can be the result of a few different dental
situations. First, if you have had a root canal, then generally the tooth will
need a crown to permanently restore and strengthen it. Second, if you have a
fractured tooth (broken), the tooth may be able to be crowned, if there is not
too much damage. Third, if a tooth has had decay or large filling placed, then
a crown would be a good option to stabilize the tooth.
Crowns can be made out of many different materials, but made
in the same way. An impression of your bite is taken and a crown is made from
that mold so that your bite and teeth look and feel the same. Crowns are
essentially a cap that covers the remaining tooth structure. Crowns also cover
dental implants and can be used to bridge areas with more than 1 missing tooth.
Crowns are permanently cemented on your remaining tooth and
are very durable. Keeping up your daily brushing and flossing will help the
lifetime of the crown.
Although crowns are an optional cosmetic procedure, the benefits include:
- Natural-Looking Smile
- Improved Bite
- Stronger Teeth
- Stain Resistant