How does a dental crown work?

Why might you need a dental crownSimple crown procedure utilizing a porcelain crown fused to non-precious metal and not involving complicated prep.?

A dental crown could be required in a number of situations such as; protecting a weak tooth from breaking apart, restoring a broken tooth or covering or supporting a larger fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain. when a proportion of the tooth has been lost. DecayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. sets in when a person has a poor oral hygiene routine and or a poor diet. Bacteria stick to the enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. and causes a reaction which wears the enamel away and creates holes, or cavities. These cavities can cause the tooth to weaken and if left untreated may also lead to infections in the middle of the tooth.

The crown is a dental cap, that will cover the natural tooth and can be made from metal or porcelain (like a filling). Crowns are fixed to your tooth meaning they cannot be taken out and are extremely strong, which will give you confidence when eating and drinking. 

When fitting the crown your dentist will shape the tooth to create the space for the crown, from which the crown will be fitted. This will add extra support and strength. If you choose the porcelain option, they will look almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

To have your crown fitted, you will visit the dentist and they will prepare the tooth, take an impression of your gums and teeth so that they can create a bespoke crown which will comfortable and long-lasting. The impression will be sent to the lab, and at your next appointment, you will have the crown fitted.

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