Dental Crowns: A Royal Repair for Your Smile

Dental Crowns: A Royal Repair for Your Smile

September 13, 2018

Do you have a cracked, broken, or chipped tooth that is always lowering your self-confidence? Our staff at Bishara Dental are prepared with a wide selection of restorative and cosmetic treatments that help to enhance smiles and improve their function. Dental crowns have been proven to be a successful way to repair teeth and transform smiles. What are dental crowns and what is the process of receiving a dental crown? Continue reading on to learn everything you need to know regarding dental crowns for your smile.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns work as a cap over an individual tooth. They can be used for cosmetic or restorative purposes. Typically, dental crowns are made from porcelain, metal alloy, acrylics, composite resin, or ceramic materials. Each material has its own unique benefits. Speak with your dentist to see which material would be best for your situation.

What are Dental Crowns Used For?

Dental crowns help to correct a wide range of issues that many patients are confronted with. They can be temporary or permanent restorations, depending on each unique situation. Some reasons for receiving a dental crown include the following:

  • In place of filling a cavity that is too large.
  • Prior to getting a bridge to replace a missing tooth.
  • To fit over a dental implant post.
  • Repair a badly broken or cracked tooth.
  • Reinforce a tooth that was affected by a root canal.
  • To improve the shape, size, or appearance of a tooth.

If you are affected by any of the above issues, then we highly encourage you to contact our dental office to see if a dental crown is right for your smile.

What is the Process of Getting a Dental Crown?

To begin, you will have a thorough consultation with our dentist, and they will remove any decay or debris from the tooth in preparation for your new crown. A mold or impression will be taken and sent to a lab. They will then numb the affected area, and your new dental crown will be fitted properly.