Is your chipped or damaged tooth troubling you? Then, you can go for Dental Crowns! A Dental Crown is in fact, a tooth-shaped cap that is planted over a tooth to conceal the broken or damaged tooth. This dental practice is performed to get back the size, shape and strength of the chipped tooth and also heighten its appearance.
Kinds of Crowns
The crowns can be formed from lots of materials. There are two kinds of crowns available namely: Permanent and Temporary. Permanent crowns are created of stainless steel, all metal such as gold or platinum or also base-metal alloys (such as cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys), porcelain-fused-to-metal (that can be color-adjusted to your adjacent teeth), all resin, zirconia crowns, all ceramic or all porcelain (appropriate for those who have metal allergies). Typically, temporary crowns are formed of an acrylic-based material or stainless steel until your permanent crown gets ready in the laboratory. There are certain crowns also available which cover just a portion of your tooth. If there is no necessity of an entire crown, your dentist might recommend an onlay or 3/4 crown instead.
Crowns are usually provided to safeguard a weak tooth from damage or to hold firmly all the parts of a chipped tooth, to hide a dental implant, unappealing appearance of teeth, broken cusps, to conceal a tooth which has large filling, to anchor a dental bridge rigidly in its position, to conceal a misaligned or discolored tooth.
What will your Dentist do In Salt Lake City, UT?
To get your tooth ready for a crown basically needs two visits to your dentist. In your first visit, in Salt Lake City, UT, our specialist will analyse the condition of your teeth. This might require X-rays of your tooth. Our specialist Dr. B. Tysen Carter will analyze certain things like the tooth’s location, position of gum tissue, action of the tooth that requires the crown, color of the adjacent teeth and what amount of natural tooth will be remaining. You can also discuss with our specialist about your specific requirements.
The second visit will deal with bonding the permanent crown. Here, the specialist will get your tooth ready by cleaning the decay or a root canal. A temporary cap will be planted which you should take special care. After a couple of weeks or so you will receive your permanent crown all-set. And then your dentist installs it in your mouth and makes the required adjustments. We at Salt Lake Dental always provide you the best cosmetic crowns; therefore, you can stay stress-free!
Prevention and Care
A dental crown usually lasts between five and 15 years. Just like your natural teeth, crowns can also break and the tooth under the crown can still be attacked by cavities. Practise healthy oral care habits such as brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash, avoid hard foods and quit smoking to make your crowns last long.