At Porter Dental Health Clinic, one of our team’s preferred methods of reinforcing a damaged, decayed or infected tooth is to cover it with a dental crown. Crowns have been widely used for many years and are attractive, reliable and durable. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of a dental crown.
Restores the Appearance of a Healthy Tooth
A dental crown restores a tooth to its normal shape and size. After removing damaged or decayed tooth material, our dentist installs the crown on top of the affected tooth to recreate an attractive appearance and a complete smile.
Your crown will be custom-made to match the size, shape and color of your surrounding teeth. Once your crown is in place, it should be completely inconspicuous.
Improves Biting and Chewing
A damaged or badly decayed tooth can interfere with your biting and chewing function. You may avoid chewing on one side of your mouth due to the pain or discomfort of a weak tooth. By placing a dental crown over the affected tooth, we can help restore normal, comfortable biting and chewing function.
Protects a Tooth From Additional Damage
Covering a damaged tooth with a dental crown provides crucial protection from future damage. A well-designed and well-placed crown aids in decreasing the amount of bacteria that can reach the tooth; it also adds the reinforcement necessary to save the tooth from additional structural damage.
A Durable and Long-Lasting Restoration
There are different kinds of crowns designed for different circumstances. Many of today’s crowns are crafted from porcelain material, which is strong and very durable. Porcelain can withstand the forces of chewing and biting without cracking or chipping.
As long as you practice good oral hygiene and have your crown checked by our dental team at least twice a year, you should be able to enjoy your restoration for many years to come.
Straightforward Placement Process
Getting a dental crown is not a particularly complicated or time-consuming process.
Our dentist will first remove damaged or decayed tooth material and take a mold of your affected tooth to plan out your crown. A dental laboratory will construct the customized crown according to the dentist’s specifications. When your permanent crown is ready, our dentist will bond it to your affected tooth.
The entire process takes about three weeks and requires only two dental appointments. You will wear a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being fabricated.
Learn More About Dental Crowns
If you have a tooth that may need a crown, you should take care of it now. Save yourself time, money and discomfort by getting in touch with our dental team today to discuss your options. To request an appointment, call or email us.