Looking For a Crowns Dentist in Newport Beach?
Dental crowns also referred to as dental caps, are placed on broken teeth. When fillings are ineffective, crowns are utilized to protect, cover, and restore the contour of your teeth. Metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics can all be used to create dental crowns.
The most common type of crown is porcelain, which resembles your natural teeth in both appearance and feel.
Despite their durability and long lifespan, they can ultimately need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns can give you a long-lasting, realistic-looking smile because they are made especially to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Schedule today for a consultation and decide what option might be best for you.
Do dental crowns require any special care?
The short answer is No. Your crown can last even for 20 years. Patients need to take care of their crowns just like their natural teeth. They need to be brushed and flossed regularly, and frequent dental visits help to keep the crown, natural teeth and gums in good health. Dental crowns are meant to strengthen and protect your remaining tooth structure and help improve the appearance of the smile.
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What does it take to get a Crown?
Your teeth may suffer damage over time. Numerous factors, including dental decay (cavity), injuries, or just use over time, can cause this. Teeth can change in size or shape. Dental crowns are “caps” that fit over your teeth and have the shape of teeth. Imagine it as a snug-fitting cap for your tooth. The crown gives the tooth back its original size, shape, strength, and look.
The dental crown, which covers the visible part of the tooth, is bonded to your teeth.
Typically, a crown operation requires two visits. During your initial appointment, several extremely accurate molds (or impressions) or scans of your teeth will be obtained, which will be used to create your temporary crown.
Before your permanent crown is created by a dental laboratory, a temporary crown fashioned from a mold or scan will cover your tooth for around two weeks.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare it by removing any decay and shaping the surface to fit the crown properly. When these details are complete, your temporary crown will be applied using temporary cement, and your bite will be examined to ensure that you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be taken off, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be meticulously placed to ensure perfect spacing and bite.
Information on how to take care of your new crown will be given to you.
What Are Some Reasons to Receive a Crown?
- Protecting a weak tooth (possibly from decay) from breaking or keeping the weak tooth together if parts of it are cracked.
- Restoring a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth.
- Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining.
- Holding a dental bridge in place.
- Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
- Covering a dental implant.
- Covering a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal
- Cosmetic enhancement