In many cases of mild to moderate dental damage, it can be possible to repair the damaged teeth without having to resort to extraction and replacement. If the surface of the tooth is damaged, or the enamel is weakened, your dentist may recommend dental crowns. Dental crowns or caps are an easy way to fix chipped, damaged, or stained teeth, for both physical and aesthetic concerns. With a wide range of style options for a variety of price ranges and needs, your dentist can help you decide on the right kind of dental crown to help treat your teeth.
A dental crown is a crafted cap made of a metallic or porcelain material that protects and covers the surface of a damaged or stained tooth and allows it to resume normal function. Dental crowns can also be used to fix misshapen cracked teeth. Dental crowns can come in gold, silver, and other forms of metal, or for a more natural appearance they can be made of a polymer or porcelain that has been shade matched to the surrounding teeth. Dental crowns are a budget-friendly solution that can help save slightly damaged teeth and relieve dental pain caused by weak enamel and cracked grinding surfaces of the teeth. They are specially formed to mold to the surface of the teeth and act as a second enamel layer to provide protection and support, so that you can chew normally like you would with your natural teeth.
Dental crowns can be used to repair a wide range of dental issues, from tooth pain and sensitivity to cracked enamel and the worn surface of your teeth. Dental crowns are used to act as a brace for a weakened or damaged tooth, and can be applied to return normal function to the original tooth. Dental crowns can also be used for aesthetic purposes, such as in a worn or stained tooth that is too far stained to be safely whitened. Dental crowns for aesthetic purposes are usually made of polymer or porcelain and are tone matched to the surrounding teeth. However, porcelain dental crowns are less stable than metal dental crowns, and may become cracked or chipped over time.
Dental crowns are one of the easiest and most cost effective repairs for damaged teeth, as not only do they not require a tooth extraction, but they can also be attached directly onto the tooth with a little preparation work, meaning that you can use the capped tooth as you would a natural tooth with almost no adjustment period. Due to the small size of dental crowns, in many cases the cost of getting one is much lower than other dental procedures. This, of course, depends on the materials being used for the crown. The installation process for both metallic and polymer crowns are almost identical.
Before your dental crown installation, you should first have a consultation appointment with your dentist to assess the viability of your teeth for the procedure. They should take x-rays to determine the structural integrity of any cracked teeth, and if they determine that a crown can be beneficial to your dental health they will take a mold of your teeth. This mold is then sent to a specialist’s lab to design the ideal crown to fit your tooth and to provide a grinding surface that interlocks with your other teeth. Once your crown has been designed out of the material that you and your dentist have discussed, your dentist will set up an appointment for you to get the crown placed. In some cases, a small layer of the enamel of the tooth that is being crowned is removed to allow for a better fit in your mouth and to avoid dental crowding. Before any enamel is removed, your dentist will apply a localized anesthetic to help you avoid any discomfort during the process of filing down the surface of the tooth. During the installation process, a small amount of dental bonding agent is applied to attach the crown securely onto the surface of the tooth. This agent can be made of porcelain or a form of dental cement depending on the chosen crown material. Your dentist will proceed carefully to ensure that the crown is aligned properly, so you don’t have to worry about bite misalignment or uneven enamel wear down the road. The bonding agent is then activated using UV lighting. Once the procedure is over, your crown should begin to feel like a normal part of your mouth. Some discomfort and an adjustment period of a few days may be required as your mouth relearns the surface of your new tooth. Avoiding chewy or sticky foods for a few days is also advisable to allow your mouth time to adjust and avoid dislodging the crown. Dental crowns are a budget friendly option for dental treatment that can help you regain the use of cracked or weakened teeth without having to invest in dental bridges or dental implants, and can help you regain confidence and comfort with your smile.
If you think you may need a dental crown, or have any other dental concerns, call our office today. Our team of trained dental professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you set up an appointment. If you have broken or tarnished teeth, dental crowns can help you confidently put your best smile forwards.
Our Dentist Office in Jackson Wisconsin, provides full dental care to clients throughout Okaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, including the cities of Cedarburg, Colgate, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus, Jackson, Kewaskum, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Newburg, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, Thiensville, West Bend, and the surrounding cities.
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business N168W20060 Main St
Jackson, WI 53037