Your smile is one of the first things people see. If you have decaying or damaged teeth, or perhaps you’re self-conscious about the way they look, a dental crown may be the answer to restore your beautiful smile. When it comes to restoring oral health and improving the appearance of your smile, you want someone who will go above and beyond for their patients. Our office provides high-quality same-day crowns, so why wait? Schedule your appointment with us today.
Are you worried that you might need a crown? If you have some concerns, check out the answers to some frequently asked questions about dental crowns that can help you discover if you may need this restorative treatment.
Why does a person need a crown?
A crown is used to cover the part of your tooth that is visible above your gum line and can have both restorative (to repair damage) or cosmetic functions.
Your dentist can even attach a crown to a dental implant and make sure you can chew again with ease.
Some common Reasons to get a dental crown are:
- Preserving or protecting weakened teeth from further damage
- Replacing substantial fillings
- Holding a broken tooth together
- Restoring a tooth that has worn down considerably
- Treating misshapen teeth by covering them
Are dental crowns different from veneers?
Yes. Crowns and veneers both cover and protect your tooth, but there are some notable differences. A crown covers the entire tooth to cover up any imperfections, while a veneer covers only the front of the tooth. Dentists primarily use veneers for cosmetic reasons, while dentists apply crowns for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. You must speak to your dental crown dentist before discovering which option you need if any.
What are crowns made from?
Crowns are made of several materials Zirconia, Porcelain, Gold, and eMax® (lithium discillitated ceramic). Different materials are best suited for different areas in a person’s mouth, so making sure you know which one will be most effective can make all the difference. Your dentist will be able to help you with that.
How does a dentist place a crown?
When it’s time for your dental crown appointment, your dentist will carefully remove some enamel from one of your teeth, so that he can install the crown fixture appropriately. Once he has prepared the tooth, he takes impressions of your smile using state-of-the-art technology. From there, he sends the impressions to the lab that specializes in restorative dental devices. The lab technician will design and fabricate each custom-made crown to fit perfectly. When the crown is ready, you’ll return to your dentist so that they can place and seal your crown to your tooth.
How do I know if I need a dental crown?
The only way to know if you truly need a crown is to have a crown consultation with a dentist. Soheil Khodadadi provides his patients with high-quality crowns that will restore their oral health.
A custom-fitted crown is a great way to improve the quality of your overall dental health and dental hygiene as well as preserve your tooth’s durability for many years.