A dental crown is a type of cap that is put into the place of a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth. The cap is designed in a tooth-like shape giving an appearance of an actual tooth. The cap is provided to improve the broken tooth's appearance, strengthen it, and cure the discomfort and sensitivity around the area. Thus, the crown is cemented above the gumline, giving and providing the visible look of an actual tooth. At HomeTown Dental at Irving dental crown treatments are provided to adults and children to restore their primary teeth with compassion and professionalism.
When Do You Need A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is needed to restore a chipped or broken tooth that is causing extreme discomfort or sensitivity. The treatment is also provided to hold the dental bridges in place or to cover dental implants. In the case of a large filling, a dental crown is provided to compensate for tooth loss. In certain cases, our dentists recommend an immediate dental crown when a person has undergone an accident, causing a tooth's loss. A dentist must be consulted to know about the right time for getting a dental crown.
Different Materials Dental Crowns Are Made Of
Dental crowns are available in several materials, including metals, resin, and ceramic, among others. Among these different types, the most common crowns are made out of stainless steel. These crowns are used on permanent teeth as a temporary measure. These are commonly used for children, thus protecting their tooth from further decay.
Metal crowns are also made to consist of a high amount of alloys concentration. Alloy crowns last the longest since they have the power to withstand the grinding and chewing forces of your teeth. Other than these, resin, ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns are also used.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
Our dentists opt for multi-day procedures though some others opt for a same-day procedure. The dental crown process varies accordingly. The first step of treatment requires identifying the area of diagnosis. After identifying the cavity area, the cavity is opened, and cleaning the area is carried out. The tooth is further trimmed, thus, creating a base for the crown to be placed. After preparing the base, the temporary crown is placed and cemented.
Limitations Of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a great way of treating dental decays; however, the method has certain issues to consider. Dental crowns can present discomfort and sensitivity around the gum area initially while you are still getting used to them. Moreover, the crown might become loose or may even fall off. This can cause extreme discomfort and happens when the cementing material washes out. If this ever happens, you need to contact our office immediately to replace the crown. Some dental crowns can also result in allergies due to the crown's metal, so it is important to discuss any of your allergies with our team before beginning. Teeth whitening treatments cannot be performed on dental crowns.
Reach out to us to learn more about our dental crown treatment. For more information, call HomeTown Dental at Irving at (682) 204-5777 today.