Dental crowns are some of the most widely-used restorations. Earlier, dental crowns were made from metals, such as gold and silver. However, they used to leave a shabby appearance on the smile as the teeth appeared metallic. But, tooth-colored ceramic is the more preferred material for crown fabrication in recent years, owing to its amazing benefits.
What are crowns used for?
Cracked or broken teeth: External trauma to the mouth can crack or break the teeth as they could sustain severe forces. This can also happen when you bite into anything too hard, such as nuts, ice cubes, etc. Such teeth can be saved from being extracted by bonding ceramic crowns, which cover the teeth entirely and restore their strength, structural integrity, and functionality.
Misshapen of chipped teeth: Teeth that are natural misshapen or chipped can ruin the aesthetics of your smile. They can be brought back to the ideal shape by bonding crowns.
Worn out teeth: Teeth that are extremely worn out due to bruxism could have their root canal cavity exposed to the microbes in the mouth. If they are not restored at the earliest, the teeth may sustain a root canal infection. Also, it would be challenging to bite and chew food, thereby hindering oral functionality. Ceramic crowns can be bonded to worn out teeth to restore their contour and functionality.
Weak teeth: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy could be vulnerable. Due to this, they could crack or crumble, thereby putting the tooth at risk. Bonding a crown to a weak tooth can help save it from falling.
What are the advantages of crowns?
- Crowns offer excellent longevity and durability as they are made from a dental-grade material.
- Crowns can be customized to match the exact appearance of the natural teeth in terms of color, contour, texture, and luster.
- The procedure for placing a dental crown is quite simple.
- They help to restore the functionality of the mouth.
- They would be quite comfortable in the mouth. In fact, we provide such excellent precision that you wouldn’t feel the presence of restoration in your mouth.
How is a crown placed?
The dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis by taking x-rays and scans of the mouth. This data will be used to prepare a digital mold or impression of the tooth, which is used as a reference for fabricating the crown. It will be shared with a dental laboratory, where the crown will be made within a few days. During the next visit to our practice, we will prepare the tooth by cleaning and etching it. The crown will be bonded permanently using dental adhesives, after which a bite test will be conducted to ensure the crown fits well. It may be polished to enhance its aesthetics.
Ellis dentistry Co. provides high-quality dental crowns in the area. Are you thinking of getting your damaged teeth covered? You are at the right place. In order to schedule an appointment with our top dentist in the town, please call us at (435) 628-6222, and visit our office at St. George, Utah. We will assist you further. We also serve areas of Middleton, Bloomington, Washington, and Santa Clara.