What Is Dental Crown?
One of the best ways to treat problematic teeth is with dental crowns. A dental crown, or dental cap, can be used to treat a broad range of dental issues, such as covering stains, fixing chips or cracks, and restoring decay or damage. Besides restoring and enhancing a tooth’s appearance, a dental crown also strengthen the tooth and protects it from further damage.
One big difference between dental crowns and other dental restorations, such as white fillings, is that a crown treats the entire tooth. This means that once the decayed or damaged section of the tooth is removed, the crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth’s surface. For this reason, dental crowns are often used for more serious forms of decay or damage.
What Is a Post?
After complicated treatments such as Root canal therapy, sometimes, it may be necessary to insert post-in-side the root before fabricating the crown. The post helps the integrity and retention of the crown on the tooth.
How Long Dental Crown(s) Last?
How you should take care of your crown(s)? It is the same as taking care of your natural teeth. brushing and flossing twice a day, and mouth rinse from time to time. But routine scaling and polishing are very important in maintaining the health of the gum around the crown(s) and also finding any pathology on the hard tissue of the tooth.
However, the crown is not a lifetime treatment but how well you look after it, the life of the crown will increase.
What Dental Crowns Are Made Of?
Dental crowns can be constructed from different materials, including gold alloy, porcelain/ceramic, or a mixture of these substances. Dr. Farshad can help you to choose the appropriate type of crown for your situation.