After the placement of your implants, the dentist would protect your newly restored tooth with the help of a restoration. Dental crowns are cap-shaped restorations designed to mimic your artificial teeth. They are designed to fully encase the visible portion of your teeth. Crowns can restore the tooth's shape, size, strength, and appearance.
When are crowns required?
Dental crowns may be required for a variety of reasons. Below are the situations when a crown can restore teeth functionality.
- Protect week/cracked tooth from breakage
- Restore broken teeth
- Restore teeth that are severely worn down
- Encase a tooth that just underwent a filling
- To ensure dental bridges are in place
- To encase a dental implant
How are crowns prepared?
Your dental crowns can be custom-made in laboratories based on the digital impressions the dentist receives during the initial examination. Crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or resin material. Until your permanent crowns are ready, the dentist would place a temporary crown to protect your newly placed implant. Once ready, the dentist would gently remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown. The crown would be fused to place with dental cement to ensure it is properly fused.
Keeping Your Restorations Healthy
Dental crowns are known to have an incredibly high success rate in restoring your smile. A key factor in keeping your restorations healthy is the practice of good oral hygiene. The patient can continue to use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush to keep the teeth clean. Using a good antibacterial mouthwash is also advised. It is also recommended to visit your dentist once every six months for checkups and professional dental cleaning.
To understand more about your restorative options, visit our office today.