Crowns are a great restoration option that can be used when a major cavity is present. If your tooth is damaged, but the roots are still healthy enough to save, crowns are needed. Crowns are a means of encapsulating and protecting a severely damaged tooth. Not only do crowns allow our professionals to save your natural tooth, but they also strengthen the tooth and allow you to resume eating and drinking normally without concerns of irritating that tooth.
How Are Crowns Installed?
The first step to installing a crown involves getting X-Rays of your oral cavity. The area around the damaged tooth is then numbed with a local anesthetic and our team will file down the tooth. A mold of the tooth is taken, and a temporary crown is placed over it. The mold is sent to a lab so that your crown can be produced.
A few weeks later, you will return to have the permanent crown installed. The crown will be made from gold, porcelain, or another material depending on what you selected and your specific needs. The temporary crown will be removed, and the new crown will be cemented into place.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
According to WebMD, you can expect your new crown to last over ten years. Crowns made of gold can last much longer, with some reportedly lasting over twenty years. Achieving this kind of success out of your restoration is dependent upon receiving regular oral exams and practicing good oral hygiene habits at home.
Getting a crown is a great way of saving your existing tooth and protecting your gum line from the recession that occurs as part of premature tooth loss. Crowns can even be color-matched to your surrounding teeth for a great aesthetically pleasing look. If you are interested in a dental crown, call our office today.
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