When the damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and seemingly beyond repair, porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can be used to treat the damage and give your smile a makeover. Crowns are exceptionally dependable for fixing the most severe dental problems. They can even be used to permanently replace missing teeth, enabling the person to regain a functional bite as well as a complete smile. These dental restorations offer a long-lasting solution for major dental problems. These dental restorations offer a long-term solution for major dental problems, lasting for 15 to 20 years. This is the closest to a permanent dental treatment that one can get.
When Should Crowns Be Used?
You probably won’t need a crown for most minor damages on your tooth. Some can be restored through contouring and cosmetic tooth bonding. Yet, there are many cases when capping or crowning your tooth with a dental crown is the best solution, such as:
- A tooth is cracked significantly and needs to be strengthened.
- A tooth has chipped or developed cracks.
- A patient has just undergone root canal therapy and the teeth need support.
- A tooth is enormously worn down.
- A dental implant has to be concealed with the help of a crown.
How Does the Dental Crown Procedure Work?
The dental crown procedure can be done in two dental visits. During the first visit, X-rays of your mouth will be captured to get a clear image of both the tooth and the adjacent bone. If there is severe tooth decay or infection in the tooth, a root canal may have to be performed.
Next, Dr. Byerly will reshape and resize the damaged tooth. After this, she will take an impression to create an exact mold of your mouth. A crown is then fabricated according to the precise dimensions of your original teeth. Most patients have to wear a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made. Once the crown is ready, it will be attached over the remains of the affected tooth and secured in place
What Are The Benefits Of a Dental Crown?
- A crown can protect a severely damaged tooth from stress, trauma, and tooth decay, which can otherwise cause significant harm to the outer tooth.
- It helps keep a dead tooth from falling apart. An infection of the tooth pulp is irreversible and causes the death of the inner tooth. After a root canal procedure, it can help strengthen the treated tooth.
- It offers the best protection for a tooth that has a history of tooth decay.
- It helps conceal many imperfections in a tooth. It can hide a chipped, crooked, or stained tooth.
- A crown also helps give you an even smile.
Call Byerly Family Dental at (317) 632-1488 or schedule an online appointment to know more about crowns.