Posted by John H. Ko, DDS on Aug 27 2020, 08:57 PM
Dental crowns can be used to address so many different oral concerns that they are known to be one of the most versatile dental restorations. Be it a deep cavity, tooth chipping, cracks, extremely worn out or weak teeth, or damage caused due to oral trauma, a crown can be used to restore the tooth to its original structure, functionality, and aesthetics.
A damaged, chipped, or worn out tooth may give you the chills when you bite or chew something too hard. This can hinder oral functionality, which in turn can affect digestion. Hence, it is best to get such damaged teeth restored using a dental crown. Placing a crown on the tooth helps to protect its structural integrity and helps to hold it firmly.
A dental bridge is known to be one of the simplest means to restore a missing tooth. The bridge consists of a solid prosthetic tooth, which is used to restore the missing tooth. Unlike dental implants, bridges do not require oral surgery to be placed in position. The prosthetic tooth will be held in place with the help of ceramic crowns on either side, giving it the necessary stability and strength.
Dental-grade ceramic used to fabricate crowns is a highly customizable material. The dentist will take scans and photographs of your natural teeth and use them as a reference for fabricating the crowns. The color, contour, texture, and luster of the crowns can be modified as required, making the crown as similar as possible to a natural tooth. This allows you to smile with confidence and avoid being too conscious of your facial appearance.
Dental-grade ceramic is highly durable and long-lasting. The rate of wear of a dental crown is similar to that of a natural tooth, which is quite negligible. This allows it to stay as good as new for several years together without any hassle. If cared well for, dental crowns are known to last upwards of 10 years with minimal adjustments required. Also, the material does not stain like the natural teeth, owing to its excellent surface finish.
Please reach out to us to know more about the advantages of dental crowns. You can schedule an online appointment or call us at (925) 847-8790, and we’ll be happy to guide you further.
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