Types of Crowns
Depending on the patient’s need and budget, there are many different types of crowns from which to choose. Crowns made from metals, such as gold alloy or palladium last longer than other types of crowns, but they are not a good choice for front teeth due to their metallic appearance. For cosmetic desires, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns or all-porcelain crowns look just like teeth. The all-porcelain crowns are not as strong as the ones fused to metal, but they are good for people with metal allergies. Patients can also choose to have resin crowns because they are less expensive; however, they do wear down faster than other types of crowns, so they will have to be replaced sooner.
The procedure often begins by the dentist giving root canal treatment to the tooth that will be crowned. This is to reduce injury and injection. Then the dentist will file down the top most surface of the tooth in order to provide room for the crown. If there is a large portion of the tooth missing, the dentist may also need to build up the tooth. After the tooth has been filed down or built up, the dentist takes an impression of the teeth. He or she will place a temporary crown over the tooth, while the mold is sent to the lab for creating the permanent crown. Once the permanent crown is completed, the patient returns, and the dentist removes the temporary crown, replacing it with the permanent crown. The dentist may often need to do some adjustments in the office to ensure the best fit possible.
Good Candidates for Dental Crowns
Just about anyone who wants a more beautiful or healthy smile is a great candidate for dental crowns. They are perfect for people who may have:
- Large fillings
- Heavily decayed teeth
- Teeth that have already been treated with root canal therapy
- Weak teeth
- Yellowed or stained teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
For people wanting a cosmetic improvement to their smile, porcelain crowns can help by giving them, whiter and straighter teeth. With porcelain crowns, a dentist can craft the perfect smile that will look naturally beautiful. For individuals who want to protect their teeth, crowns are also a great option. Crowns protect teeth, especially teeth that have had a lot of decay, keeping them from deteriorating even more.
Dental crowns are a great way to get a beautiful and healthy smile. All crowns help protect teeth that have been heavily decayed or have large fillings, and porcelain crowns can give patients the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
Call or visit Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville today. Our office is located at 901 Sunrise Ave. Ste A1 and our telephone number is 916-520-1717. You may also visit our website at www.sunrisefamilydentists.com.