If you have a problem with one or more of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for crowns. Dental crowns are a good option for many problems because they give you a permanent way to protect what's left of your affected teeth without a very invasive procedure. You can learn about some of the problems crowns can help in this article, as well as information on how they are put on.
Best options for tooth problems
If you chip your tooth or have a small cavity, then it may be able to be fixed with a filling. If you badly break a tooth or have extreme tooth decay, then the dentist may want to pull it and replace it with a dental implant. However, if you have a mid-sized cavity or you have a break of a certain size, then a crown may be a great option.
A crown will require the dentist to grind down some of your tooth to make it the correct size and shape for the crown and bonding material to fit. Once the crown is put on your tooth it will look and feel just as if it was your natural tooth.
How a crown is put on
Once it has been decided that a crown is your best option, the dentist will have you bite down on a mold so they can get an impression of that tooth, as well as your other teeth. This impression will get sent off to a dental lab and is used to make a crown that fits the tooth and gives you a proper bite.
When the crown is completed, the dentist will have you come back in. They will put the bonding material on your tooth and then fit the crown over it and push it down into place. After they check to make sure it fits correctly, they will clean all the excess bonding material off your other teeth. When you leave the office that day, you will be leaving with your permanent tooth replacement and can eat and care for your teeth, and your new crown, as you normally do.
Dental crowns are a great option to go with if they will work for your situation. They look real, feel real and don't require any extra maintenance. You can also choose special crowns if you want something different, such as a gold one, a silver one or even one with a tattoo on it.
To learn more, contact a dentist like Davis R Troup DDS PA.Share
30 November 2015
Being born with naturally soft teeth, I've spent a lot of time in and out of the dentist's office. Not only have I learned a lot about basic dental care, I've also discovered many tips for dealing with broken teeth, extractions, implants, and more. I decided that I wanted to make the most of my experience by sharing what I've learned with others. True first-hand experience is a great teacher, and I knew that my story could help. I created this site to do just that, and I hope that the information here helps you to understand what to expect from your dental problems.