Our team at McDonald Dental is always glad to fit your tooth with crowns so that you regain the full functionality and the appearance of a healthy smile. Crowns restore teeth to their normal size and shape. They are a great way to improve a smile and give one an elegant feel. Apart from the aesthetic aspect of crowns, they also help strengthen teeth, making them last longer.
Reasons for Using Crowns
Crowns are often used to cap damaged and worn out teeth. Crowns can become a necessity when the enamel has suffered severe erosion due to such factors as overuse of certain dental substances. Decayed teeth can lead to the wasting away of a big chunk of a tooth. To restore it to its original glory, a normal crown would be very effective. Injuries stemming from accidents may adversely affect teeth. This may lead to cracks that leave you feeling very uncomfortable when chewing food. Crowns can greatly improve teeth in this condition.
A weak tooth can easily waste away and with a little pressure, fracture it. Crowns stop teeth from suffering fractures. For visual purposes, crowns are ideal. There is no reason to keep a poorly shaped tooth when there is an easy way to achieve a nice dental structure. After a root canal treatment, you may wonder how to cover the tooth. With a crown, you can affordably restore that functionality and appearance. For teeth that become discolored because of age, or use of certain substances, crowns can help bring back a normal smile. If you wish to fit bridges, using crowns to attach them to the gum often works well.
How Crowns Work
To have your crowns professionally fitted, you will need to visit our office dentist for a consultation and relevant advice. Crowns are custom made to ensure a perfect fit. Our dentist will take time to help you understand how crowns can work to your benefit and the different types of materials you can choose from. This includes ceramic, porcelain infused with metal, gold, and base metal alloys.
After choosing the type of crown that appeals to you, our dentist will then reduce the size of your natural tooth to help the crown fit properly. The tooth impression is then taken. This helps give the exact size of the mold for the crown. Where possible, the crown will be color-matched to neighboring teeth.
At the dental lab, the impression taken previously is used to make the crown. Our dentist will place a temporary crown to cover the tooth while a permanent one is being created. As soon as it is ready, the temporary one will be taken out, and the permanent one fixed. It will be finally cemented in place using special adhesive and a curing light. The procedure should take a short time.
Remember, crowns can last a lifetime if professionally done and the dentist’s advice followed. For more information on crowns (normal), be sure to get into contact with us at McDonald Dental at (346) 250-3575.