A crown is a metal or porcelain cap which helps in covering a damaged tooth completely. The crowns can be fitted tightly at the base of the gum, also protecting the remains of the natural tooth. Dental crowns have the property of lasting for a long time. The crowns are an ideal option to have a natural-looking and comfortable solution to the teeth that are cracked, broken, or excessively decayed.
What are the uses of a crown?
A crown can be used in treating lots of dental problems, such as:
- Restoring a tooth with significant damage or decay
- Replacing an unsightly tooth
- Reinforcing a tooth preventing any further damage
- A dental implant can be capped off
- Anchoring or attaching a dental bridge
- Enhancing the tooth’s structural integrity and restoring its strength after having a root canal
Why should you choose a crown?
Sometimes the rear teeth that hold large fillings develop hairline cracks on their surface. If crowns are placed on these teeth, then you can get relief from pain and restore your dental function. The stains or chipping in the front tooth might make you feel embarrassed, or the older fillings can weaken the tooth structure. In the case of the teeth that have had root canal fillings, crowns can help in protecting against breakage.
What are the benefits of a dental crown?
The benefits of a dental crown are, as follows:
- They are a strong, sturdy and pleasing aesthetic replacement
- They can tolerate the same pressure as a regular tooth
- You can happily eat, speak and smile without any difficulties
- It holds a cracked tooth together to prevent any more damages
- Covers and supports a tooth with a large filling
- Cover the teeth that are discolored or misshapen
- Restore a broken tooth
What is the feeling after getting a crown placed?
In some cases, people experience an increase in sensitivity soon after undergoing the treatment, especially if the crowned tooth still has a nerve in it. In order to get relief from sensitivity to heat and cold, the use of toothpaste for sensitive teeth is recommended.
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