An Insight into Dental Crowns and Bridges

If you have one or two missing teeth you may have a dentist recommend artificial replacements so you can keep a smile as natural as possible. While it is much easier to use removable options like dentures that are easier to clean you may often have to deal with shifting and falling out that necessitates the need for dental crowns.

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what are Dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps used to protect, cover, and restore the shape, size, appearance, and strength of damaged or decayed teeth and at times placed in dental implants to replace missing teeth. The crowns can be fashioned from different materials such as metal, ceramic, and porcelain. Crowns do not often require specialized care other than normal dental hygiene.

Reasons You Need a Dental crown

A dental crown is a remedy for some teeth defects and reinforcing tooth strength popular among dentists. It can also be used to fix together a crack or strengthen a tooth that has a large dental filling and not much tooth structure remaining.

Dental crowns are recommended by Dentist Fortitude Valley for those people whose teeth have degraded due to large cavities that may be too large to fill. You may be a candidate for a crown when you have a missing tooth and require a dental bridge or tooth implant as it helps to keep the tooth in place.

It is also the most viable option when the tooth is severely weakened, cracked, or worn down. The method is effective at protecting weak teeth especially when teeth are cracked.

Dental crowns perform the function of reinforcing weak teeth and or cracked teeth. It can also be used to firm that’s cracked and has a large dental filling and very little teeth area remaining.

It can also be effective in holding the dental bridge in place. The device can also be used to improve the tooth appearance by covering dental implants and covering severely discolored or misshapen teeth. It can be often good for covering teeth that have been treated with a root canal.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Bridges and Crowns?

Dental crowns have different prices depending on the material used on the crown and the size of the teeth. The gold crowns are the most expensive ones.

The procedure of installing a dental crown largely depends on whether you need a same-day procedure or a multiday procedure. The most common procedure is the traditional multi-day procedure, it often requires at least two visits to complete the procedure.

The dentist first examines your tooth for the level of damage,  the dentist may take an x-ray of the tooth if needed. After being number the tooth is filed down to remove the outer layer of the tooth. An impression of the trimmed teeth is taken together with the surrounding teeth.

The impression is sent away to a lab that manufactures the crown, which may take a few weeks to complete. Whilst you are waiting for your permanent crown to arrive, the dentist will temporarily cement in a temporary crown for you to go about your chewing as normal. When the crown is received back in the Amitis Dental Studio the patient is called in and the dentist cements the final crown on your tooth.

What Complications are Involved?

There are however a few complications that may result from dental crowns such as, allergic reactions to the metal, teeth sensitivity, and other mechanical accidents that may lead to chipping of the crown or knocking out of the crown. Dental crowns do not need much care and can last anything from five years to thirty years.

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How take care of and clean dental crowns?

Dental crowns and bridges should be properly maintained to increase longevity and dental hygiene. While crowns are strong and durable, they can be damaged by hard foods so keeping away hard foods and have a habit of keeping the crowns clean with regular flossing and brushing. Stop bad habits that can lead to chipping of the crowns such as opening soda or chewing on hard objects. Visit your dentist regularly for a better check-up.

Need An Appointment

If you need any questions or concern about your tooth don’t hesitate to call us on (07) 3130 2133 and our friendly team at Fortitude Valley are available to answer your questions.