All About Dental Crowns

Has your dentist mentioned that you might be in need of dental crowns due to one or more damaged teeth? If you do need dental crowns but want some more information about them, then please continue reading this article as we answer questions about dental crowns that you may have.

What are dental crowns and what purpose do they serve?

A dental crown(s), which can also be referred to as a cap(s), are secure prosthetic device(s) that are attached to any damaged teeth you may have. The one thing about dental crowns when compared to other dental appliances is that they can’t be taken out unless done so by your dentist. The great benefits of wearing dental crowns are: toughening damaged teeth, and enhancing the appearance, shape and alignment of the capped tooth.

Why might your dentist recommend wearing a dental crown?

There are a number of reasons why you may have to wear a dental crown and here are some reasons listed below:

  • To restore a shattered tooth
  • To protect a fragile tooth from cracking
  • To replace a substantial sized filling if there isn’t enough of the tooth left
  • To secure a bridge
  • To conceal a dental implant or a marked tooth

What are the different types of dental crowns?

There are four different types of dental crown; ceramic, porcelain, gold alloys and base metal alloys. All four of these crowns differ based on a few things ranging from the way they look to their durability and function. The similarity within each of these dental crowns is that they serve the purpose of lasting forever, but it depends on how well you take care of your dental crown and make sure to schedule regular visits to make sure that your crown is doing its purpose correctly.

Should you have other concerns or further questions in regards to dental crowns then please contact your dental office so that they may be able to assist you.