A dental crown may be the right choice for you if you have these problems:
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative treatments that repair or replace missing or damaged teeth.
To repair a damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown is crafted and placed over the tooth, providing it with structural support, aesthetics, and functionality. Crowns can also be used to cover a dental implant or to anchor a dental bridge. They are typically made from porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials and are custom-made to fit your specific tooth.
On the other hand, a dental bridge is a series of fused crowns that are used to restore one or more missing teeth. It comprises two or more dental crowns on either end, with one or more false teeth in between to replace the missing tooth.
Both dental crowns and bridges can be used to improve the appearance of your smile, restore your ability to eat and speak properly and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Your dentist can help determine whether these treatments are right for you based on your needs and preferences.
A dental crown's longevity relies on various aspects, such as the material, the dentist's skill level, and the patient's oral hygiene practices, and it can range from 5 to 15 years or beyond with appropriate care. To ensure the longevity of your dental crown, it is essential to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects, such as ice cubes or popcorn kernels, as this can cause damage to your crown.
Dental crowns and bridges offer several benefits for patients with damaged or missing teeth. Here are some of the benefits:
Getting dental crowns and bridges typically involves multiple appointments with your dentist. Here’s an overview of how these treatments work: