Who Wouldn’t Love To Wear A Crown?
Well, when you’re talking about dental crowns, they’re not at all as noticeable as the traditional ones. However, they do provide a lot of benefits and help protect broken or damaged teeth from additional harm.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over a tooth that has broken, heavily decayed, or is compromised in another way. You may have even heard of them referred to as “tooth caps”, or just “caps.” This permanent treatment (you cannot remove it and it will last for years) allows you to use your teeth as you normally would and can give you the pleasure of eating normally again.
Getting a crown is a proven procedure. Our dentist will clean your teeth and then remove damaged or decayed sections of the tooth. Then your tooth is shaped to hold the crown. The dentist will cast the shape for the crown and then give you a temporary crown while your permanent replacement is made. When it’s ready, the final crown is permanently bonded into place.
Dental crowns also offer a lot of other benefits. A crown will relieve pain from damaged or decayed teeth because the damaged section is treated before the crown is placed. Then, the crown protects the tooth from further injury by sealing the tooth against the bacteria that causes decay.
There are also cosmetic benefits. You might be hiding your smile if you feel your teeth aren’t attractive. When a crown is in place, it will look like your original tooth. You’ll regain your confidence, which has a lot of positive effects on your life.
Wondering how long a dental crown lasts?
They need regular care, like your natural teeth do. With proper brushing and flossing and regular dental care, crowns can last 15 to 30 years. That means you don’t have to worry about a new crown for a long time!