A dental crown is a porcelain cap that covers the top, visible part of the tooth. It is bonded in place and can be made from a variety of materials. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance when the tooth is weak or damaged but are also used in dentistry to improve the appearance of a tooth.
When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
While dental crowns are a great option for restoring a tooth that has been damaged, they can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth. A dental crown can be used to:
- Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
- Fix a tooth that is misshapen, chipped, or cracked
- Cover a tooth after a root canal
- Cover a tooth that is worn down from excessive grinding
How Is a Dental Crown Placed?
A dental crown is a simple restoration that is made in a dental lab. The crown is cemented into place or bonded to restore a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are an ideal alternative to placing a large amalgam filling and are also used in other dental procedures like dental implants, dental bridges, etc.
How Long Does It Take to Place a Dental Crown?
The process of placing a crown is simple and can be completed in just one dental visit to our office. After your procedure, you may need to avoid eating sticky or hard foods or chewing on the side of your mouth where the crown is for a little while.
How Can You Take Care of a Dental Crown?
A dental crown can last many years with the proper care and maintenance. This means that you need to continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual in addition to scheduling biannual checkups with your Rego Park dentist. Although crowns are made from porcelain, which is stain-resistant, crowns can still collect plaque and tartar. Therefore, it is important you continue to maintain good oral health.
To learn more about our dental services, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.