Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, or discoloration. Crowns are used to renew the appearance and function of a tooth. Crowns are not limited to just replacing the natural tooth but can be designed to create an even better aesthetic appearance.
Other reasons for needing a dental crown include:
• To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
• To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not a sufficient amount of tooth structure remaining.
• To cover severely discolored teeth.
• To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
Also, they are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants, or as an anchor for a bridge.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain in order to maintain strength and a natural appearance. The process of placing a crown may take 1-2 office visits.
The procedure of receiving a crown is as follows:
Once treatment is complete, continue to practice proper at-home care and keep regular office visits to help your crown last many years. Much like your natural teeth, crowns require routine brushing and flossing.