What are Crowns?
Crowns are a dental treatment that plays a crucial role in restoring damaged or decayed teeth. They are designed to cover the entire tooth and act as a protective restoration that strengthens the tooth and enhances its appearance. The crowns are custom-made to fit each individual tooth, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. By covering the tooth, crowns can prevent further damage and help restore the tooth's function. In fact, they are one of the most popular and effective options available for dental patients who want to improve their oral health and restore their smile. With the help of crowns, patients can get a long-lasting solution to their dental issues and enjoy a better quality of life.
Why would Crowns be needed?
Crowns are a type of dental treatment that can be used for multiple purposes. They are commonly recommended by prosthodontists to repair teeth that have been broken or severely decayed. This is because crowns can provide additional support and protection to the affected tooth, helping to prevent further damage or decay. In addition to this, crowns can also be used to protect weak teeth from further damage, as well as to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored. Overall, crowns are a versatile and effective dental treatment that can help to restore the health and appearance of damaged teeth.
Who would be a candidate for Crowns?
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, you may be able to receive a crown to restore its appearance and functionality. However, whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a crown will be determined by your prosthodontist after a thorough evaluation of your tooth's condition. Dr. Johnson will take into account the extent of the damage or decay and recommend a crown only if it is the most effective option to restore your tooth's health. The recommendation for a crown will be based on factors such as its durability, restorative properties, and ability to blend in with your natural teeth. Overall, if you are in need of a crown, Dr. Johnson will provide the necessary guidance and recommendations to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your specific dental needs.
What happens during the Crown procedure?
During the crown procedure, Dr. Johnson will first assess the condition of the damaged tooth to determine the best approach. He will then prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas, ensuring that the tooth is strong enough to support the crown. Next, he will take an impression of the tooth, which will be used to create a custom-made crown that fits perfectly over the prepared tooth. The crown will be made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal, depending on the patient's needs and preferences. Finally, the crown will be placed over the tooth and secured in place with dental cement. With proper care, a crown can last for many years, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits such as restoring the tooth's shape, size, and strength, as well as improving the overall appearance of the tooth and smile.