Teeth restorations are developed to strengthen natural teeth and recreate a healthy smile. When a tooth is badly decayed, fractured or when it has a large filling it may need a shield to protect it from an external load. A dental crown is a cap that is designed to cover the weak or misshapen natural tooth and support it in its functions. Dental crowns have been used for decades as part of restorative dentistry to upgrade oral health of people. Today there are many types of dental crowns available on the market to suit the requirement of the patient. At our Hamden dental office, we use dental crowns for a number of dental procedures that is performed to improve oral health. If you have a fractured or decayed tooth, make an appointment and meet our dentist at the earliest. Dr. Kaplan takes good care of patients which has helped us build healthy relationships with many families from Hamden, North Haven and surrounding communities. We have been taking care of the oral health of these families and spreading healthy smiles in the communities.
When is a dental crown recommended?
A dental crown may be recommended for a number of dental procedures. The crown is replicating that part of the natural tooth that is visible above the gum-line. They are designed to withstand bite load and support chewing and biting functions. Gold alloy, porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are most commonly used for restorative purposes. Following are some of the cases where a crown may be recommended.
- Bonded over dental implant to replace a lost tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Support a tooth that has a large filling
- Cover a misshapen/discolored tooth
- Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
How is a tooth is restored using dental crown?
The restoration of a tooth using dental crown requires a local anesthetic. The first phase involves preparation of tooth. Some portion of the natural tooth is removed to make space for the placement of the crown. Different dental instruments are used to down-size the tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, impressions of it are taken to create a temporary acrylic crown at our office. This temporary protects the tooth until the second visit. The permanent crown may be made of porcelain or gold alloy depending on the tooth that is restored. The back tooth which takes more biting load may need gold crowns, while the teeth that are visible when a person smiles may require porcelain crowns.
During the second visit, we remove the temporary and clean the tooth. Our dentist checks the fit of the permanent crown that is fabricated in the lab. On confirmation of fit, the crown is bonded to the natural tooth using adhesives. We guide the patient on how to care for the crown after the restoration process is complete.
Some of the advantages and reasons for getting a crown consist of
- Strengthening the tooth.
- Restoring the tooth to their natural form and size.
- Protecting a dental implant.
- Secure a weak tooth from breaking or to preserve collectively parts of a cracked tooth..
- Encloses discolored tooth
- Attaching bridges.
- Holding a filling.
- Enhancing look.
The cosmetic benefits offered by dental crowns are every other key reason why they’re a famous choice of treatment. Crowns can improve the appearance of the teeth by
- Hiding discolored or stained teeth
- Creating significant shape changes for a tooth
- Producing a large color change for a tooth.