Dental Crowns (Caps) are used when an area of decay is too large for a filling or after a root canal therapy.
A crown is cemented to remaining tooth structure and the shade or color of tooth is matched to your neighboring teeth.
Crowns could be recommended to cover improperly shaped or discolored teeth. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implant procedures.
Crowns can result in stronger teeth and are known to improve the appearance of your teeth.
When is a Dental crown required?
The following situations might determine when you need a dental crown:
- If there is tooth that is liable to break, or almost cracked.
- If a tooth is already broken, or is diagnosed as severely damaged.
- If it needs to provide coverage for a dental implant procedure.
- If a tooth has major discoloration or the shape of the tooth is altered.
- If there is a need to hold a dental bridge in its place.
- If there is a need to cover and provide support to a tooth that is missing a portion of the tooth.
Crowns Materials Overview:
Metals crowns means that there needs to be less tooth-structure removed and that the wear on neighboring teeth are at a minimum. They are longstanding and can handle biting and chewing very well, because they seldom break. Some patients do not like metal crowns because of the color.
Porcelain crowns are the best materials for aesthetic look. In addition to having aesthetic advantages - porcelain crowns are used for patients who have allergies to metal crowns. They can wear down opposing teeth more than metal crowns and are typically not as strong. Patients will inquire about porcelain crowns for the front teeth procedures.
At Image Dental we provide all porcelain crowns, which means that there are never any grey lines or exposed metal, usually apparent from traditional crowns.