Dental Crowns are done by a Restorative Specialist and involve shaving a small amount of the enamel surface from the tooth in order to get proper retention for the Crown. Dental Crowns are a great solution to patients who suffer from cracked, chipped, misaligned, or stained teeth. Crowns can help to correct TMJ issues, restore bites, protect teeth that have had Root Canals done on them or for pure Cosmetic reasons.
Sometimes a Crown may require other procedures such as Crown lengthening, Root Canals and Post & Core Build ups.
Dental crowns are a fixed prosthesis that is placed over teeth or implant. Dental crowns fulfill the functions of natural teeth. In addition to covering the aesthetic part, and also takes care of chewing. For the anterior/frontal denture, the dentist will prioritize aesthetics. For premolar and molar teeth, the specialist will prefer material stronger and more resistant.
Dental crowns are used mainly in four cases:
Tooth wear causes sensitivity and can affect the structure of the teeth. Crowns are also used in cases of surface loss of the teeth, after suffering trauma or after endodontics.
Before placement of a bridge, the specialist could suggest the use of crowns in adjacent teeth, in order to reinforce the structure. This ensures greater resistance to chewing and better anchorage.
They are used to cover the part that would cover the tooth after an implant placement.
Our patients have many choices, they can consist of E-max Porcelain, Zirconia or Yellow Gold. The crown that is right for you will depend on your budget, medical needs, and cosmetic desires.
The average duration of crowns is between 15 and 20 years, however they can be kept for up to 30 years. The durability of the crown will depend on the quality and condition of the tooth or implant on which it is attached.