Information About This Procedure
Your teeth are pretty much like the other parts of your body that deteriorate when abused and not properly taken care of. When you are young you do not care about drinking too much carbonated beverages or munching on candies and pastries. Only when you get a little older and wiser do you realise it is time to seek a dentist’s help. If your goal is to restore the appearance of your teeth or save your remaining teeth from decay, it may be time for you to consider getting dental crowns.
You are a good candidate for dental crowns if:
- you have yellowing or discoloured teeth
- your tooth decay is too severe for a filling
- you are having discomfort chewing
- you have cracked or chipped tooth
- you want to improve the appearance of your teeth
- you teeth are misaligned
There are several types of dental crowns available to patients like you. Some crowns are made out of gold alloy, others are stainless steel, all-porcelain/all-ceramic, composite resin, or zirconia. Make sure that your dentist explains to you the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
During the first appointment, your dentist will remove any decay from the tooth being treated. A portion of the natural tooth will also be removed to accommodate the dental crown. An impression of the tooth will be taken and sent to a lab. It will serve as the guide for creating your customised dental crown. A temporary crown will be fitted on your tooth until the permanent restoration is ready.
Benefits of dental crowns:
- protects a weak tooth
- restores an already broken tooth
- covers and supports a tooth with a large filling
- holds a dental bridge in place
- covers misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- covers a dental implant
- improves appearance of the teeth
To know if you make a good candidate for dental crowns simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified dental specialist will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.