A dental crown is a metal, ceramic, or porcelain crown that is custom made to fit over the tooth from the chewing surface to the gums. To place a dental crown, a dentist begins by treating the underlying issue, such as tooth decay or an infected pulp. After that, a dental filling material is placed as needed to improve the underlying structure. The tooth is shaped to hold the crown, and then the crown is slide over the tooth. This process typically requires two appointments.
There are a number of ways this type of crown can become chipped, cracked, warped, or misaligned.
You may have a damaged crown when:
Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups have been shown to lengthen the duration of many tooth crowns. Although it may seem like a hassle to take an extra few minutes every day to floss and brush your teeth, those extra few minutes can extend the life of your cosmetic dental crown and save you money on a replacement.
Your cosmetic dentist should be able to tell you beforehand if your cosmetic dental crown will likely need to be replaced at some point down the road. The better the crown is cared for, the longer its lifespan is likely to be. Poor eating or hygiene habits may force you to undergo crown replacements sooner than would have been necessary.
If you would like to undergo a dental crown procedure, call the office of Dr Aki Shirakura today. Our staffs is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs and expectations of each and every patient who walks through our doors, and we will give you the individualized professional care that you need and deserve. You can call us at (914) 303-6150 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.