Over time, teeth can become injured, broken, or weakened by roots. The dentist uses a crown to cover or "cap" the damaged tooth entirely. The crown can be stainless steel, ceramic, acrylic, gold, and metal alloys. Unlike removable instruments such as dentures, the crown is glued to existing teeth and implants and can only be removed by the dentist. The crown is made to match the natural tooth color and can be used to strengthen damaged teeth and improve the appearance, shape, or alignment of teeth.
Our dental professionals can recommend crowns for the following purposes:
Protect weak teeth from breaking or holding broken tooth segments together. Repair already damaged teeth. If you don't have enough teeth left, replace the ample padding; Hold the dental bridge in place, cover dental implants, and Cover poorly formed or severely discolored teeth. Cover teeth treated with root canals.
How long does the crown last?
Good oral hygiene allows the crown to last a lifetime. The crown can loosen or fall off if the underlying teeth are damaged by periodontal disease or tooth decay. Crowned teeth do not require special care, but it is essential to brush them with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes twice daily and use dental floss daily to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Also, keep in mind that regular examinations and professional tooth cleaning are also required to maintain optimal oral health.