What are Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns are the most effective way to repair damaged teeth. Our teeth suffer a lot of wear and tear as we age. As a result, our teeth can acquire cracks, chips, and other damage from consuming sugary and acidic meals to grinding and clenching. Dental crowns can be an efficient treatment in such circumstances.

A dental crown is a form of dental treatment in which the whole visible section of a broken or decayed tooth is covered. It is designed to appear and feel like a natural tooth while acting as a protective coating to prevent additional damage and decay.

Types of Dental Crowns:

  • Ceramic/porcelain: These crowns are popular because of their natural tooth-like look.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM): These crowns are stronger than all-ceramic crowns because porcelain is bonded to a metal foundation.
  • Alloy: These crowns are exceptionally durable and appropriate for rear teeth that require stronger biting and chewing strength.
  • Metal alloys: These crowns are non-noble metals and resistant to corrosion and breakage.
  • All-resin: These crowns are the least expensive alternative, but they are less robust and more prone to chipping and wear than other types of crowns.

types of dental crown

Dental crowns can improve the overall health of the mouth and your physical well being in several ways:

  • To restore a broken or damaged tooth: A dental crown can cover and protect a tooth that has been broken or chipped due to trauma, decay, or other reasons.
  • To protect a weakened tooth: If a tooth has become weakened due to decay, a large filling or has had a root canal, a dental crown can reinforce it and prevent it from breaking.
  • To improve appearance: Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia, which can be custom-colored to match your natural teeth. This makes them a great option for improving the appearance of a misshapen, discolored, or severely stained tooth. 
  • To support a dental bridge: A dental crown can be used to support a dental bridge, which is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
  • To cover a dental implant: If you have a dental implant, a dental crown can be placed over it to provide a natural-looking tooth replacement.

A dental crown is normally obtained after two visits to the dentist. The dentist will prepare the damaged or decaying tooth at the initial appointment, collecting impressions and dimensions to construct a fitted crown. Until the permanent crown is ready, a temporary crown will be put over the prepared tooth.

The temporary crown will be removed at the second appointment, and the permanent crown will be cemented. The replacement crown will be polished to give it a more natural appearance and feel. Dental crowns are an extremely efficient way to restore damaged or rotting teeth. Dental crowns, with proper care and maintenance, can last for many years and give a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile. 

Restore your beautiful smile with Wilmot Family Dentistry

If you have a broken or a decaying tooth, a dental crown can be the answer to restoring its function and look. Contact Wilmot Family Dentistry now if you want to regain confidence in your smile. We accept most insurance plans and will gladly fill out and file your insurance claims for you.

We are dedicated to providing immediate dental services in Tucson so that you can get out of pain as soon as possible. Our office assists people in achieving stress-free dental health. We are dedicated to providing timely and comprehensive care so that you can be pain-free as soon as possible. We like making our patients feel good about exhibiting their smiles. Our office assists people in achieving stress-free dental health.