When Are Dental Crowns Recommended?

Posted by Jeffrey S. Kleinheinz on Apr 21 2023, 10:00 AM

At Kleinheinz Dentistry, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth to restore its natural shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance and alignment. Dental crowns can also hold bridgework in place, cover a dental implant, or protect discolored or damaged teeth.

Custom-made from teeth impressions, your crown is made in our lab from a single block of porcelain, ceramic, or resin to provide ultimate strength and beauty. Our high-quality materials mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are customized to blend seamlessly with your smile for the most natural-looking results possible.

The Procedure for Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, made of porcelain or ceramic material, are cemented over a tooth to restore its function and appearance. When cared for properly, a crown can last many years before it needs to be replaced.

Before your crown is placed, your tooth will need to be prepared. This means your dentist will shape the tooth so the crown will fit over it. After preparing it, an impression of your teeth will be taken to fit your crown. These impressions are sent to the dental lab, where your permanent restoration will be crafted. In the meantime, you will be given a temporary crown to wear until the permanent one is ready. At your next visit, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent one will be placed. Permanent crowns look and feel entirely natural, so no one will be able to tell the difference. They are solid, durable, and withstand wear and tear for many years. Make sure you brush and floss daily and carefully clean around your new crown to ensure it maintains its natural appearance for years to come.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

First, if a tooth is cracked or chipped, a crown can repair it to stay strong and healthy. Second, if you have a large cavity or something else wrong with the tooth’s structure, a crown protects it from further damage. Finally, if a tooth has been worn down from grinding and chewing, it can be restored with crowns to function normally again.

A crown can also cover discolored teeth, so they are no longer visible when you smile. And that’s another great thing about our crowns—they look natural! No one will ever be able to tell that you’ve had work done on your teeth unless you tell them you have a dental crown.

Those experiencing problems with their teeth can benefit from a consultation to learn more about dental restorations that can help to improve their oral health. Visit Kleinheinz Dentistry at 3121 Springbank Ln Ste D, Charlotte, NC 28226, or call (704) 542-6003 for the best dental care possible.

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