You Should Use Dental Crowns to Restore Your Smile: Here’s Why

Dec 16, 2020

Your pearly whites were not designed to be cracked, chipped, crooked, or stained. This will impact not only the aesthetic appeal of your smile but also your oral health. Teeth decay can lead to tooth loss, and crooked teeth are, at times challenging to clean.

However, there is good news. You don’t have to hide your smile because of the dental flaws you have when there are a host of options. One of the tooth restoration options that are commonly used is dental crowns.

Rifle dental crown treatment has been used to restore countless smiles and with good reason. People go for crowns since they are a simple tooth restoration treatment that aims at keeping your natural tooth.

Understanding Dental Crowns

In a nutshell, crowns are dental prostheses designed to cover or encase damaged or discolored teeth. The whole idea is to cap the flawed tooth, and just like that, you have a new tooth. The look, feel, and function of your tooth is restored. When a crown is cemented on a damaged tooth, it covers the tooth and reinforces a weak tooth to prevent further damage.

Dental caps can be fashioned from various materials, including porcelain and gold, and then they are cemented on your tooth to transform your tooth’s appearance.

What Dental Issues Can Dental Crowns Fix?

Rifle dental crown treatment can be used in the following circumstances:

  • To restore broken and worn down teeth
  • To cover implants and bridges
  • To improve the appearance and shape of a misshaped tooth
  • To cover discolored teeth
  • To reinforce teeth that have large fillings
  • To cover teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
  • To strengthen weak teeth

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Dental Crown

Since dental crowns come in different materials that you need to choose from for you to get the desired results, here are some things that you can look out for:

  • The strength of the crown because it will impact the functionality and durability
  • The appearance of the crown
  • The durability of the dental cap
  • The cost implication

Types of Crowns

Same-Day Crowns

Just as the name suggests, your smile can be restored within the same day. This is made possible by the use of a CAD/CAM machine. It scans, creates a 3D model of your tooth, and sends the information to a machine that carves your crown.

Onlays and ¾ Crowns

These crowns are designed to cover a tooth section and not the whole tooth as conventional crowns, which reach the gum line. They are an excellent option when your tooth is still intact. This is a conservative method, which our dentist uses to preserve the tooth. The damaged area is removed, and the tooth is reshaped to accommodate the cap that will enclose it.

Temporary Crowns

This cap is used to cover your tooth for a short time, hence the name, temporary crowns. They are designed to cover your tooth while you wait for your permanent crown to be fabricated. It is fixed with an adhesive that our dentist can remove.

Types of Crowns Based on Materials Used

Since crowns can be fashioned from different materials, you need to know which one you desire since the material determines the purpose. Some people may go for protective crowns, while others may prefer cosmetic crowns. Here are the materials used:

  • Metals

These crowns are fashioned from metals such as nickel, gold, and palladium. They are sturdy, so they rarely break or chip. This makes them last very long, even up to two decades. They are designed to withstand your chewing force. Since they might not be aesthetically pleasing to most people, they are best suited for your back teeth.

  • Porcelain Fused to Metal

Porcelain looks and feels like your natural teeth. Therefore, they are a good fit. However, they are not as sturdy as the crowns fashioned from metal. So, these are fused to metal to try and make them sturdy and cosmetically appealing.

  • Porcelain

They are aesthetically pleasing. Very good for front teeth since they resemble the look and feel of your natural teeth. As noted earlier, they aren’t that strong.

  • Pressed Ceramic

They are covered with porcelain and have a hard inner core. This makes them more durable than porcelain crowns.

  • Resin

They are made from plastic and are less expensive than the other crowns. They wear down much faster than the other crowns.

Regardless of the crowns you pick, we have the dentists who will fulfill your desires at Rifle Dental Care.

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