Dental crowns are ceramic restorations used for multiple cosmetic and restorative purposes. They are used by dentists to treat teeth that are broken, cracked, worn out, chipped, naturally misshapen, or excessively spaced from each other. They are simple, easy to bond to the teeth, and require very few follow-up visits to the dentist’s practice to get them checked.
Why choose dental crowns?
- Crowns are highly durable as they are made from dental-grade ceramic material. With optimum care, they last for several years, and the severity of wear on them will be negligible.
- Crowns are custom-fabricated according to the contour of your tooth. This makes them fit perfectly on the teeth and cover them entirely.
- Crowns can be made to mimic the exact appearance of the natural teeth in terms of color and shape. This way, they stay indistinguishable among the remaining teeth.
- They allow you to bite and chew food without having to worry about your damaged teeth.
- Since crowns cover a tooth entirely, they keep it from cracking or crumbling under severe forces, such as biting something hard, taking a strong blow to the mouth, etc.
How are crowns fabricated?
The procedure for getting crowns will require a minimum of two visits to the dentist’s practice. During the initial visit, the dentist will conduct a few tests to determine your candidacy for crowns. X-rays and scans may be in order during the diagnosis. Once your candidacy is confirmed, a thin layer of enamel will be removed from the tooth so that the crown can fit on it. The dentist will use a hand-held scanning device to create a digital impression of your teeth. It will be sent to a dental laboratory to be used as a reference.
The crown will be fabricated in a week, and the dentist will keep you notified about it. When you visit us for the next consultation, the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to remove the microbes, food debris, and tartar deposits. The crown will be placed on the tooth and checked for a perfect fit. An etching solution is used to roughen the prepared tooth surface before the crown is bonded. The crown is placed on the tooth and bonded using dental adhesives, after which it will be hardened using a curing light. It will be polished to enhance aesthetics.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Pyle, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (765) 288-6121, and we will be happy to help.