The dental crown is a one-of-a-kind, long-lasting repair. It resembles a tooth-shaped hollowed "cap" fitted above a prepped natural tooth. Crowns entirely encapsulate the visible region of the teeth that lie well above the gingival margin and bonded in position.
They are also utilized in implant treatments to restore missing teeth caused by illness, rot, or trauma. Since there is no natural tooth or root structure to anchor and maintain the crown in position, the dental implant would be a prosthetic root put into the jawbone.
What Is the Purpose of a Dental Crown?
A crown's primary role is to reestablish a tooth's stability, efficiency, form, and size, as well as to enhance its aesthetic. The following circumstances would necessitate the use of a crown:
● To keep a tooth that has become brittle (for instance, due to decay) or broken from fracturing by retaining it together
● To replace an old, damaged, or deteriorating tooth filling
● To put a fractured tooth back together again
● Teeth that have been worn down need to be lengthened (for example, from grinding)
● If there's not much natural tooth integrity remaining, encapsulate and hold a tooth with a big filling
● To create a cosmetic change to your teeth, like filling gaps between them or straightening or twisting them
● To hold dental bridges in place
● To cover a dental implant and be the visible part of the restoration
● To preserve the structure of a tooth that has had root canal therapy
● To improve the tooth's aesthetics and safeguard it from additional stress and deterioration
What are the Different Types of Crowns?
Full metal, stainless steel, full ceramic, ceramic-fused-to-metal, and full resin composites could be utilized to create permanent dental crowns.
Gaps left in the mouth from a missing tooth will gradually force the adjacent teeth to move or rotate into the space, resulting in malocclusion ('poor bite'), which can have a severe impact on eating. This can result in jaw bone degeneration and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. As a result, instead of leaving space in your dentition, it's often a good idea to discuss replacement choices with your dentist, such as a dental implant and types of crown suited to you.
Get high-quality dental crowns at West Reno Dental, by our experienced dentist Dr. Davis and his team of dental assistants. For more information and appointments, call us at (775) 323-4054, book online, or visit us at 9680 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89523.