A dental crown is a cap that covers an entire tooth. It's often used to strengthen a weakened tooth, hide a cosmetic flaw, improve the appearance of a tooth after a root canal, or cover an implant. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, ceramic, resin, or a mix of these materials.
Dental crowns can give your smile a whole new look. They can help restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma, hide cosmetic imperfections like stains or cracks, and even improve bite function. They can also help teeth that are heavily filled.
Dental crown procedure
To get ready for receiving a dental crown, your dentist will first numb your tooth by injecting a local anesthetic. After the area has been numbed, your dentist will reshape your tooth to prepare it for the crown. Once your tooth has been reshaped, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth. During your dental appointment, your dentist will check your bite to make sure your crown is fitting correctly.
After your dental crown is placed, it may require adjustment or refitting. If your crown doesn't feel secure, contact your dentist.
Types of dental crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile tool used to improve both the form and function of your teeth. The crown fits over your existing tooth to provide a new surface that you can easily care for. Crowns can be made from many different materials, including metal, porcelain, and zirconia.
Care tips for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns typically last for several years. However, proper care is essential to maintaining the crown's longevity. Brushing and flossing daily, as well as visiting the dentist regularly, are all important. Your dentist will examine the crown at each visit to make sure it is fully intact and functioning properly.
At Biltmore Commons Dental Care, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (225) 673-0445 or visit us at 1277 E Missouri Ave Ste 217 Phoenix, AZ 85014.