Dental crowns have been around for many years. Over time, their uses have multiplied making them the ideal choice for saving teeth from extraction as well as the final step for root canal therapy. If your dentist recommends a dental crown, you can be sure that your crown will serve you well for years with no special care required.
The Many Uses For Dental Crowns
A broken or cracked tooth has two viable solutions – a dental crown or extraction. Whenever possible, your dentist is going to recommend saving your tooth. This makes your decision easy.
A tooth previously treated for decay may require further treatment. If the danger of destroying the tooth is present, a crown may be recommended in lieu of an attempt at an additional filling.
If tooth loss should occur, a partial or bridge can be affixed through the use of crowns. Adjacent teeth are prepped, and the prosthesis is built by employing crowns on the abutment teeth and pontic teeth in between.
If endodontic therapy should be needed, the access point used must be sealed. Very often a dental crown provides a solution.
A dental implant has become very commonplace as a permanent solution to treat tooth loss. A dental crown serves as the cosmetic restoration used to complete the implant process.
Taking Care of a Dental Crown
You don’t need any special tools to take care of your crowned tooth. You will just brush and floss every day to protect the gum tissue surrounding the dental crown. The crown itself is a manmade product and cannot experience decay, but the gum tissue and adjacent teeth are susceptible so make sure to continue to exercise all needed care to maintain optimum oral health.
In the event you should require a dental crown, your CEREC dentist can prep your tooth and deliver your new crown in one simple dental visit. Without CEREC (an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic), you would undergo tooth prep and have to wear a temporary crown while a dental lab fabricated your permanent crown – this usually takes about two weeks. Not only are extra dental visits required, if you should lose your temporary, another visit would be needed.
Your dental crown is strong, requires no special care, and should provide you with many years of functionality. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Parker-Nickolas-Read today.