Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a protective cap for your tooth. It covers the tooth completely, adding strength and restoring its shape and function. It’s custom-made to match your other teeth and can fix various dental issues, even enhancing the appearance of your smile.
When Do You Need A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is needed and often used when your tooth’s functionality and appearance are compromised. Here are some common instances we recommend dental crowns for our patients at PMD:
- Your tooth has a large cavity that a filling can’t fix.
- Your tooth has undergone a root canal treatment and is brittle.
- A tooth is cracked, damaged or severely worn.
- You’re planning to get a dental bridge, and crowns help anchor it.
- You want to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth.
- You’re getting a dental implant, and a crown is needed to top it off.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Whether it’s about function, appearance or protection, dental crowns offer numerous benefits that contribute to your oral health and overall well-being.
Here are some of them:
- Restored Functionality – Crowns bring back the ability to chew, bite and speak without any difficulties.
- Enhanced Protection – They shield weak or damaged teeth from future cracks, decay and harm.
- Natural Appearance – Crowns are designed to match your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless smile.
- Longevity – They can last many years with proper care and maintenance, making them a durable solution.
- Support for bridges – Crowns hold dental bridges in place, helping to close gaps left by missing teeth.
- Custom Fit – Each crown is tailored according to your needs and specific dental anatomy, ensuring a comfortable fit.
- Boosted Confidence – An improved smile often leads to an increase in self-esteem and confidence.
- Preservation of tooth structure – They help avoid tooth extraction, allowing your natural tooth to be saved.
What Happens During a Dental Crown Treatment?
Getting a dental crown is quite simple at PMD, here’s how it works:
First, our experienced dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any damaged or decayed parts. This ensures that the crown will fit perfectly.
Then we take impressions of your teeth to help us create a crown that seamlessly blends in with your natural smile.
Your impressions go to a dental lab, where your custom crown will be fabricated using materials and shades that match your natural teeth.
Our experienced dentists will check the fit and make adjustments if needed. Once ready, we will secure the crown with dental cement so it can become a permanent part of your new smile.
Protect your broken or damaged teeth with dental crowns made of premium materials. Call our friendly team and schedule your dental crown appointment today!