What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is custom-made to fit on a tooth. Dental crowns are generally used as protection for a tooth that is damaged, and they generally last between 5-10 years or more with proper care.
A tooth can become damaged and weak when it has had a root canal treatment, when it has had a large filling or where the tooth is cracked. By placing a crown on the tooth, it helps extends the tooth’s life span by keeping it protected and helping to prevent future damage.
To place a tooth around 40% of the tooth’s structure is removed using dental instruments so that the dental crown can fit on top of the tooth. Either impressions or scans of the tooth are then taken so that the crown can be custom-made to fit your tooth. The crown is then cemented onto your remaining natural tooth structure.
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What can I expect during the dental crown procedure?
At our dental office, we will first perform a dental exam to assess your dental issues and determine if a dental crown is the best solution for you. We will then take digital impressions of your tooth and dental structures in order to design your custom dental crown. Once the crown has been crafted, we will place it over your tooth in order to restore its shape and size. After the dental crown has been placed, we will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
The main benefit of dental crowns is that they can help restore the strength, stability, and aesthetics of your teeth. Also, it provides a natural-looking solution to dental issues, which helps you maintain a more beautiful smile. Additionally, dental crowns are designed to be durable and long-lasting with proper care and maintenance.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of dental crowns varies depending on the size, type, and material used to craft the dental crown. However, dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost of dental crowns. It is best to speak with your dental insurance provider to determine if your plan covers dental crowns.
How long do dental crowns last?
The longevity of dental crowns will depend on the type of crown and your oral hygiene habits. Generally, dental crowns can last up to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance. However, it is important to brush and floss regularly in order to prevent decay under the dental crown that could lead to premature replacement. It is also important to visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and cleanings in order to maintain the health of your dental crown.
Who is a candidate for dental crowns?
If you have a dental issue that requires the restoration of your tooth or dental structure, dental crowns may be the right solution for you. If you are considering dental crowns to restore your smile, it is best to speak with our cosmetic dentist at Wide Bay Central Dental Clinic in order to determine if dental crowns are the best option for your individual needs.
How do I know a dental crown is right for me?
It is best to speak with our qualified cosmetic dentist in order to determine if dental crowns are the right solution for you, as well as discuss any questions or concerns about the dental crown procedure that you may have.
How should I care for my dental crowns?
In order to maintain the longevity and strength of your dental crown, it is important to practice proper oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once daily.
What can I eat after a dental crown?
It is important to wait until the dental crown has been securely placed before consuming any hard or chewy foods. Once your dental crown has been secured, you may return to your normal dietary habits. However, it is still best to avoid sticky, chewy, and hard candy and other food items that could potentially damage the dental crown. Additionally, it is important to practice proper dental hygiene habits in order to maintain the health of your dental crown.