Center for Advanced Dentistry (Indianapolis, IN) - Dental Crown

All About Dental Crowns

The outside of the tooth is covered by dentin. However, they have an important role in the dental aesthetics of our smile because they are visible.

Dental crowns are the pieces that allow us to fulfill the masticatory functions and protect the inside of the tooth. In dentistry artificial crowns are used very often, not only to improve the appearance of the denture, but also to correct possible conditions in the teeth.

The dental crowns or sheaths are a recommended solution/prosthetic treatment to cover a tooth damaged by diseases such as dental caries. What does the treatment with dental crowns involve? Do I need a veneer or dental crown?

Both veneers and crowns are star treatments in Aesthetic Dentistry. Although they have the same goal (get a prettier smile and improve dental anatomy), they are different. Dental veneers are thin sheets that correct small imperfections. In contrast, crowns are complete structures that restore a damaged tooth due to various causes:

  • Wear and fractures due to bruxism.
  • Teeth damaged by decay.
  • Placement of a bridge.
  • Replace a tooth that cannot be treated or is absent.
  • Cover a dental implant.

So, what is the difference between veneers and dental crowns? The most important is the purpose: Veneers improve the appearance of the teeth, while crowns also restore functionality.

The Keys to Dental Crowns

These are the most frequent patient consultations and queries regarding dental crowns treatment: 

What Types of Dental Crowns Are There?

There are various types of dental crowns, such as composite, porcelain, zirconium and even metal. Depending on the needs of each patient and the location of the tooth to be restored, a specific material that best suits the case is chosen. 

What Types of Dental Crowns Are There?

There are various types of dental crowns, such as composite, porcelain, zirconium and even metal. Depending on the needs of each patient and the location of the tooth to be restored, a specific material that best suits the case is chosen. 

When Do I need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowning is performed when we need to restore a tooth, both aesthetically and functionally, for some of the causes we have mentioned above. 

What Advantages do Crowns Provide?

Both veneers and dental crowns provide a natural and uniform result with the rest of the teeth. In addition, the crowns strengthen the damaged tooth and improve all kinds of problems, such as shape, color, alignment etc. 

What Care Should be Given?

Crowns can last for many years. To maximize the results, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine after each meal and floss or interdental brushes or an oral irrigator. 

At least once a year, it is recommended to perform a scaling, tartar removal procedure or professional dental cleaning to eliminate the remains of bacteria and keep the crown and teeth healthy. It is also advisable to maintain a healthy dietTo avoid damaging the crown, it is advisable to avoid very hard edible objects and foods, such as ice. In case of sports, it is essential to protect the oral cavity from possible blows. 

After treatment it is usual to have sensitive teeth, but it is a temporary sensation that should not last for many days. Otherwise, it is best to visit the trusted dentist.  

Contact Center for Advanced Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN

The Center for Advanced Dentistry is experienced in providing a variety of dental crowns in Indianapolis, IN. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Brad Sammons today! We would be happy to assist you with any questions that you may have. 

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