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If you have missing or damaged teeth, crowns and bridges may be excellent options for you. Crowns are used to cap and protect damaged teeth or can be used to replace missing teeth when attached to a dental implant. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They fill in a gap left when teeth are lost. Typically crowns are attached to surrounding teeth using crowns for strength and stability.
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The crown is made out of enamel. Enamel is a hard material that can crush jaw breakers, hard candy, and glass. The enamel is durable to all sorts of mechanical forces and can crush various hard materials that you put into your mouth. But enamel is made out of material that is not completely invincible. When there is bacterial buildup, acid can react chemically with your crowns enamel and cause breakdown resulting in compromise in the tooth structure.
Also, trauma that is strong enough can also compromise your crown causing a chipped tooth. When situations like these arise, then it is always best to get an evaluation by your dentist to see what he can do for you.
The crown also does more than just aesthetics. The crown also participates in digestion. That's right! The crown is paramount in breaking down foods in your daily meals and grinding them into a pulp. This allows the food to be extracted for nutrients. The crown is crucial to the nutritional status of the body. Without this entity, we would have nutrient deficiencies.
For these reasons, we always want to make sure you have a crown in your mouth if one is missing. The dentist can put in a dental crown to simulate the crown you lost due to trauma, infection, or decay. If you have more questions about dental crowns, then contact us today.
Typically in order to make your dental crown, the dentist has to plan out the procedure. He has to analyze your natural crown so that he can prepare the tooth for dental crown placement. The dentist will map out how he thinks your dental crown will fit based on the contours of your tooth. Then he will start the procedure. He will drill down any decay or take care of any infection in the area with antibiotics prior to initiating crown treatment. Then he will place local anesthetic in your mouth. After the dentist has achieved this, he will get his material together for preparation of dental crown fitting.
The dentist will use his drill in order to remove excess enamel from the mouth to make sure your dental crown fits adequately. He will take the time to probe around for decay and further compromised enamel. He will then work to remove anything but healthy dental tissue. Once this is accomplished, the dentist will then take an impression of your mouth using a smooth and rubbery material. This will impress the altered structure of your tooth onto a soft surface so a dental crown can be made in its likening. The dental crown will be created using the dental impression just taken. Before you leave, the dentist must place a temporary dental crown in order to make sure your teeth do not move. Remember, your teeth are dynamic organs in your body. When there is a change in the structure of your mouth, your teeth will move to accommodate that change. Once your teeth move, the impression taken by the dentist is completely useless. The temporary dental crown will serve to keep your mouth exactly the same by filling in the space just lost to preparation for your dental crown. If you have any additional questions about dental crowns, then contact us now at our office number for dental crown consultation.
Dental crowns can be made out of many different materials in order to mimic the hard enamel removed from your mouth. We will describe the different materials and the specific characteristics so that you can make an educated choice about your dental crowns today.
This type of dental crown is an older iteration of a dental crown that some patients prefer even to this day. This is what you typically think of when you think of gold teeth. This is a durable dental crown made from the hypoallergenic metal material gold. Gold is selected because it is highly rare to have a gold allergy and it is a tough substance that can be manipulated at high heat. The gold dental crown is not used often today because it is not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as a tooth-colored crown. But it can be utilized for back teeth due to the decreased visibility of this area. Gold dental crowns also happen to be the type of dental crown that lasts the longest for the patient. This is one reason why it may be preferred for the back molar teeth.
A porcelain dental crown is preferred for modern-day times especially for front teeth that participate in your smile. This dental crown can be colored to be likened to the teeth around it. This will mean that your friends will never be able to tell the difference between the dental crown and your normal and organic teeth. The porcelain dental crown is also very durable but not as durable as the gold crown. That is what brings us to our third option.
This type of dental crown has a porcelain surface for the tooth-colored aesthetically pleasing quality, as well as a gold base in order to ensure durability for the long term. These dental crowns are the best of both worlds when it comes to dental crown fabrication.
We a pleased to offer our patients one-visit restorations with the revolutionary CEREC system. This allows us to create your new crown or bridge while you wait!
Yes, our office accepts most major dental insurance plans. We also offer in-house payment plans and financing options through CareCredit and iCare Financial.