A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an existing tooth that is either decayed, damaged, or cracked. The crown completely caps and restores the tooth to standard form and function. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain, metal alloy, or gold. At Grace Dental Ed Bishay, porcelain is often the preferred material because it can be matched to the color of your teeth. Metal alloys can last the longest but aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as other materials. Gold crowns are the most durable option but also the most expensive.
A dental crown is designed to restore a tooth’s size, shape, and strength and improve its appearance. This can also help decrease the risk of tooth decay and other damage that may affect the tooth over time when you bite into hard foods or chew ice.
A crown may be the best solution if you experience issues with a large filling or existing restoration. It is essential to be examined by your dentist to determine the best action for your dental health needs. While restorations are intended to last for many years, they sometimes come loose or break. Your dentist can help determine if your restoration needs to be restored or if a replacement is needed. Over time, you may need more than one restoration completed to maintain the shape of your teeth.
A dental crown procedure is usually only performed when a tooth cannot be repaired with a filling or other types of restoration, such as inlays or onlays. During the process, your dentist will prepare the tooth by numbing it and creating a space for restoration. An impression of the prepared tooth will be taken and sent to a dental lab to create the crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth from further damage or sensitivity. Once your permanent crown is ready, it will be cemented in your mouth. You will be given care instructions to follow to prolong the life of your new crown. Typically speaking, a crown can last between five to 15 years, depending on the material used to create it and how the patient cares for their smile. Good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, will help to keep a new crown looking great for as long as possible.
Most patients prefer to have a crown when looking for a cosmetic option or to replace a large filling that is too large and failing. To learn more about dental crowns, contact Grace Dental Ed Bishay at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498, or call (281) 340-1333.
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