Why do I need a Crown?
What is it made from?
The look and function of a crown are considered when choosing the material most suitable for you. Your dentist will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, the color or shade of the tooth and the function of the tooth.
Crowns are made from several types of materials. Metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or combinations of these materials may be used. In the process of making a crown, the material often is colored to blend in with your natural teeth.
Your dentist wants to create a crown that looks natural and feels comfortable. To achieve that, several factors are considered including the color, occlusion or ¨bite¨. the shape and length of your natural teeth and your artificial crown.
Caring for your teeth
To prevent damage to a crown, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects, such as pencils. This is especially important for tooth-colored crowns. Brush three times a day and floss or use an interdental cleaner once a day to remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria.
And see your dentist for regular examinations and professional teeth cleaning.
What is a Crown?
Why is it needed?
A crown is a dental restoration that covers or ¨caps¨a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the apperance of a tooth. A crown can:
- restore a tooth when there isn´t enough tooth remaining to provided support for a large filling.
- attach a bridge to replace the missing teeth
- protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- restore a fractured tooth
- cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth
- cover a dental implant