Crowns have been used for restoring teeth for many decades now. They are hollow on the inside and resemble the appearance of natural teeth on the outside. Crowns can be placed on teeth that are damaged or weak to restore them to their ideal aesthetics and functionality.
What Are the Applications of Crowns?
Dental Crowns can be used to restore teeth that are affected due to the following oral concerns:
- Chipped or naturally misshapen teeth that ruin the aesthetics of the smile
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Excessively spaced teeth due to malocclusion
- Severely worn-out teeth due to clenching the jaw or bruxism
- Extremely weak teeth that may not sustain themselves
What Are the Advantages of Choosing Crowns?
- Crowns can be used for multiple restorative and cosmetic purposes, making them very versatile.
- Their external appearance can mimic that of the natural teeth, which helps to keep them indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth and the teeth they are attached to.
- The material we use to fabricate the dental crown is highly durable and strong, which keeps it from sustaining damage.
- Once you get a crown done, your oral functionality will be restored to normal. You will be able to bite and chew food as you always do without any hassle.
- Crowns can be fabricated and bonded to the teeth in just two visits to the dentist’s practice, making the process highly convenient and quick.
How is a Crown Placed?
When you visit our dental practice for the initial consultation, our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, will screen the teeth thoroughly and understand the severity of your oral concern. We will take scans and X-rays of the teeth to get a better view and detect any damage to them. Once your need for a crown is confirmed, we will prepare the affected tooth for restoration.
A thin layer of enamel will be removed from it, which is done to make space for the crown. Next, scans will be taken to create a digital impression of the tooth, which will be used as a reference for fabricating the crown. We will have the crown fabricated in a few days in a dental laboratory, during which we will place a temporary crown on the prepared tooth.
Once the permanent crown is ready for bonding, we will remove the temporary restoration from the tooth and clean it thoroughly. The tooth’s surface will be roughened using an etching liquid, which enables the crown to adhere well to the tooth. Once the crown is bonded to the tooth, a bite test will be taken and the crown will be polished to enhance its aesthetics.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Zarghouni, to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (281) 880-6666 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.