Dental crowns are one of the most commonly used dental restoration methods used today. They can be highly effective for a number of dental concerns from tooth repair or for cosmetic reasons.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are essentially caps and are meant to cover a damaged tooth. Dental crowns are attached to a tooth or an implant. Crowns can be used to restore your smile to its intended natural beauty. They can also be used reshape and size of the tooth that has been damaged improving your tooth to its original strength and appearance.
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown?
- Major Tooth Decay or Damage
- Most commonly, patients will receive a root canal procedure to first repair a tooth that may be severely infected. A root canal will remove infected pulp from your tooth. A dental crown will that be placed over the top of the root canal site to allow your tooth to function the same way it did before the root canal procedure. Your dental crown will protect the previously infected area allowing you to eat and brush your teeth as you were prior to having the infection.
- To Replace A Single Missing Tooth
- No matter what the reason is that you are missing a tooth, infection, accident or trauma for your face, you need to have it replaced. First, you will receive a dental implant which is a small titanium screw that will be surgically implanted into your jaw. Claremont Dental will perform the dental implant right here in our office. Your new dental crown will then be securely fit to your implant. This will restore the alignment and function of your smile allowing you to resume your normal daily activities.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Since dental crowns are permanently bonded into place in your mouth, they are meant to last a lifetime. Dental crowns will need to be properly maintained with your normal excellent oral hygiene routine coupled with regular visits to our office. Dental crowns can last in excess of ten years. Of course, each patient is different, and accidents do happen. If your dental crown chips or becomes loose, then you will have to come to our office immediately for a procedure to repair your crown.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are dealing with severe tooth decay or are missing a tooth, and would like to know more about how a dental crown can restore your oral health and live in or around Claremont, CA, visit Claremont Dental Institute. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can call (909) 277-6919 or request an appointment online.