The Importance of Dental Crowns

The Importance of Dental Crowns

Posted by Brandon Jensen Jun 23, 2023

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At ProCare Dental, dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” covering a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. They also improve a person’s bite by preventing further wear and tear on their teeth. A crown may be recommended when a tooth is cracked or broken, has a large cavity that cannot be restored with a filling, or has undergone root canal therapy. It may also be needed to strengthen and protect a tooth after a large filling or when considerable portions of a patient’s tooth enamel have been damaged due to bruxism or erosion.

The Procedure for Dental Crowns

Placing a crown typically requires two visits to the dentist’s office – one for preparing and placing the permanent restoration and a second for fitting and cementing the crown. The dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gum tissue before removing decay and shaping the tooth to receive the crown. Impressions are taken of the tooth and sent to a laboratory where a custom-fitted crown is crafted for the patient’s unique mouth. The patient will return for a follow-up appointment once the custom fit has been verified. Once ready, the dentist will place the crown on the prepared tooth, make any necessary adjustments, and cement it. Aside from restoring strength and improving the appearance of an individual’s teeth, dental crowns also help protect the structural integrity of the remaining teeth and jaw. They are strong and durable restorations that can significantly improve a person’s oral health.

Advantages of Dental Crowns

Protection From Further Damage

A crown acts as a protective barrier for your tooth, keeping it safe from further damage. This is important because once a tooth is cracked or chipped, the damage is likely to worsen over time. When a crown is in place, the tooth is protected and less likely to break further. However, practicing good dental hygiene to protect the tooth is still important. Daily brushing and flossing will help remove the harmful bacteria that can cause damage.

Restores Tooth Function

Dental crowns are designed to restore a damaged tooth's shape, size, and strength. They provide structural support to a tooth weakened by decay, fractures, or extensive dental work. They improve the ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. With a dental crown, you can regain full use of your tooth and enjoy a normal diet without discomfort or limitations.

Comfort and Stability

Dental crowns are designed to provide a comfortable fit and stability. They are custom-made to ensure a precise and secure fit over the prepared tooth structure. Once the crown is cemented or bonded in place, it restores the natural shape and contour of the tooth, providing stability and eliminating any discomfort or sensitivity associated with a damaged tooth.

Dental crowns are relatively easy to maintain with regular oral hygiene practices. Visit ProCare Dental at 1377 E 3900 S #202, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, or call (801) 278-2817 to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment option for you.

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