All You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

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If your teeth are getting damaged and are becoming more prone to issues such as cracks, tooth decay and discoloration. You can book a consultation with us at Newark Family Dental and consider Dental Crowns services to correct your smile, teeth size and shape.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a synthetic cap or cover that is placed on the top of a tooth and is made of a material like porcelain to improve the size, strength, shape, and look of the tooth. On the other hand different types of materials can be used for crowns including zirconia, ceramic, metal, stainless steel, all-resin, and a combination of materials to make your smile as new.

When Do You Think About a Dental Crown?

Choosing a dental crown is necessary if you have too big cavities that need fillings or if you have cracked or broken teeth. You may also require a dental crown service if you have the following:

  • Weakened tooth due to Root canal and cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth or a broken tooth cusp
  • Misshapen or a badly decayed tooth

At Newark Family Dental we use Porcelain and Ziroconia crowns because they are designed to look similar to your natural teeth or existing teeth and offer a functional bite with a complete smile. These type of dental crown addresses severe dental problems and comes with a lifespan of about 7 to 15 years. If you need a dental crown you can call us at 510-792-9885.

How Can I Increase the Lifespan of a Crown?

Here are important factors that can help you in the longevity of your dental crown.

  • At least brush your teeth twice or three times a day
  • Don’t forget to your floss your teeth at least once a day
  • Visit the dental clinic for teeth cleaning every 6 months

What are the Major Benefits of Dental Crowns?

  • Provides a great support to badly broken teeth or misshapen teeth
  • Helps in replacing weakened tooth enamel
  • Enhances tooth color
  • Replaces missing teeth and helps you look completely natural
  • Protects teeth after a root canal
  • Corrects your smile and helps you avoid chewing problems

How Many Visits Are Required to Install a Crown?

The procedure for placing a dental crown mostly requires two to three dentist visits. On the first visit, the doctor will check your tooth and prepare you for the fitting of the crown. Local anesthesia will be given to protect you from any discomfort. During your first appointment the tooth will be shaped and impressions will be taken to send it to the lab for customization. Meanwhile you will receive a temporary crown until the permanent crown isn’t ready.

On your second visit dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown and make sure the crown has an ideal fitting and matches with the color of your teeth. For more information, you can contact us today and learn more about crowns and the entire process involved.