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What are Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a covering that protects the tooth. Dr. Bhandaru recommends a crown after root canal treatment has been performed or if the dental decay is too deep for a dental filling.  There are different kinds of dental crowns available.

We offer porcelain dental crowns, porcelain fused to metal dental crowns, all metal dental crown, gold dental crowns.  Dr. Bhandaru will determine the crown that best suits your dental needs. Porcelain dental crowns that are made are very aesthetic and with the advent of newer materials the crowns are made very strong and resistant to breakage.

Why might Porcelain Dental Crowns be necessary?

We normally recommend porcelain crowns to patients who have a tooth that’s broken or fractured. The tooth may feel sharp and jagged, and it may even be affecting overall functioning of your mouth. Crowns are typically needed after a root canal has been performed, since the tooth in question is more susceptible to breaking. Your dental crown is made just for you so that it mimics the look of your other teeth.

What Types of Dental Crowns Are There?

All metal dental crowns are an excellent choice for people who grind their teeth. These dental crowns can be made with white gold or yellow gold. Your gum tissue reacts very favorably to the gold since it is biologically inert and antibacterial material. The gold dental crowns have been around for the longest period of time and have been noted to have the highest longevity in ideal situations.

What makes you a viable candidate for Porcelain Dental Crowns?

Crowns are great for most patients, especially those with broken or fractured teeth. Crowns not only help to enhance the look of the smile, but they can help in restoring function to an area of the mouth that is worn or sensitive. They even protect the tooth underneath by covering it fully from bacteria and plaque. Crowns are long-lasting, incredibly durable, they restore your smile, help you eat, and replace the lost tooth structure.

What happens during the Porcelain Dental Crown procedure?

We first administer local anesthetic so that the crown procedure is comfortable. The tooth is then prepared to receive the crown. Impressions will then be taken of the tooth and surrounding area so that a new restoration can be made. You will come in for a second appointment to have the permanent crown placed with medical-grade adhesive. The fit and bite of the crown will be slightly adjusted and you’ll be ready to enjoy your new restoration.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to come in for a porcelain crown, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.

Taking Care of Crowns

The dental crowns are very easy to take care of, the patient needs to brush and floss as they normally do on the other teeth.  The margins of dental crowns are prone to decay or dental cavity formation if they are not kept clean. Waterpik is also helpful in keeping the margins of dental crowns clean.