A tooth crown is a type of dental covering used by dentists to protect a tooth that they cannot restore. The dental crown acts as a shield for the remaining portion of the tooth and prevents it from being damaged or lost altogether.
What is a dental crown?
A tooth crown is a type of dental covering used by dentists to protect a tooth that they cannot restore. It acts as a shield for the remaining portion of the tooth and prevents it from being damaged or lost altogether. While they can be made from various materials, dental crowns made of porcelain are the most popular choice because a dentist can match the surface to the colour and texture of the surrounding teeth for a more natural appearance. The covering’s shape and size can also be custom-fit to look the same as the original tooth so it can easily pass for a real tooth before it was damaged.
Reason for getting a dental crown
Dental crowns can be used to cover decayed teeth, fractured fillings, or large fillings that make the tooth more vulnerable. Sometimes dentists also apply crowns after a root canal to add strength to the weakened tooth. Although dental crowns often add protection, they are also used for cosmetic reasons. Instead of a full set of porcelain veneers, some clients opt to have porcelain crowns applied over their teeth to give them a more attractive and youthful appearance.
What to expect
Dental crowns typically require two visits. During the first, the dentist will take molds of the tooth or teeth and make a temporary crown for you to wear. During this appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth and shapes it so it is ready for the crown and you can also provide feedback about the fit. During the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth before applying the new one. Once in place, the dentist will check the fit to make sure your new crown performs as much like a real tooth as normal. Your dentist can coach you through how to care for your new crown, as well as good oral hygiene measures that will help maintain the custom covering for a long time. Contact The Dental Room to schedule an appointment or to learn more about porcelain crowns in Melbourne.
Disclaimer: Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.