When you have a tooth that has undergone significant decay, required a root canal, or suffered from some other form of dental injury, a porcelain dental crown can help protect the tooth from further damage. Dr. Brianne Frantantonio and her skilled and friendly team at Chesterland Family Dental Care in Chesterland, Ohio, provide dental crowns to patients. If you are not aware of the many benefits a dental crown can offer, you should schedule an appointment to learn more about this treatment from Dr. Frantantonio.
There is little room for debate when it comes to dental crowns. This restorative solution has been widely accepted and used worldwide by dentists for over one hundred years. Dental crowns are a solution that effectively protects and saves teeth facing both temporary and permanent issues. Here are the top five reasons why Chesterland Family Dental Care recommends dental crowns to patients looking to keep compromised and weakened teeth.
When you have a tooth that requires a restorative treatment or therapy, a dental crown will likely be used to complete the treatment. If you have ever had a root canal or a fractured tooth that required repair, you probably have a dental crown on that tooth to protect it from further damage. While the dental crown will protect your tooth from further damage, it will also protect the tooth’s sensitive inner nerves and tissues. This results in the elimination of pain as the natural tooth structure remains protected.
While dental crowns are thought of as a restorative treatment option that protects teeth that have been structurally compromised, they can also be used for purely cosmetic purposes. If you have a tooth that is:
etc., we can put a dental crown to conceal the issue. Today, many dentists use porcelain or some other form of ceramic for dental crowns. This material allows the crown to be shaped to match the desired appearance you are looking for and a color that matches closely with your other natural teeth.
If you are worried that a dental crown will be noticeable, you should put that fear to rest. Before your dental crown is crafted, your dentist will either make a physical mold of your tooth or, in some cases, a three-dimensional scan. This allows your dentist to design a crown that matches your natural teeth’ size, shape, and color. Once your crown has been crafted and put into place, it will not only feel comfortable and secure but it will also be nearly unnoticeable.
When it comes to the many dental treatments available to patients, dental crowns are relatively simple, painless, and non-invasive. Once your tooth has been treated for the ailment that threatens it, and any damaged tissue has either been removed or healed, the process of developing your crown will begin. Once a temporary or permanent crown is ready, your tooth will need to be shaped and prepared for the crown. This is painless and will take about an hour to complete from start to finish. If your crown is being crafted in an off-site lab, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth, and you will need to return for a follow-up appointment, during which the temporary will be removed and replaced with your permanent crown. Once the crown is carefully placed on the tooth by your dentist, it will be sealed into place using strong bonding cement so that it is durable.
When your crown is bonded to your tooth, the bond formed is durable, strong, and long-lasting. With consistent, good oral care performed at home, combined with regular checkups with your dentist, your dental crown should last years. While the materials used in crafting a dental crown are strong, you should still avoid chewing on hard objects which could crack or break the crown. Overly sticky foods could also possibly pull the crown off the tooth. Avoiding these whenever possible is another way to ensure your dental crown lasts for years.
If you are looking for a dental solution that will help preserve your natural teeth and restore your smile, hassle-free porcelain dental crowns are the answer. Dr. Brianne Frantantonio and her team take great pride in serving the residents of Chesterfield, Ohio, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment today, please call (440) 491-4001.