Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative dentistry treatments around. Some studies suggest that up to 40% of adults have at least one crown. Many have more. Even some children have crowns! There is no need to feel ashamed or afraid of getting a crown, but many people do. Sometimes this can be because people don’t know much about them. They may seem simple, but what really is a crown, and what do they do?
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a cap which completely covers the original tooth. Crowns were originally made from metals like gold, but most modern crowns are made from a durable dental porcelain. The goal of a crown, as with any restorative dentistry, is to restore function and esthetics to your smile.
Reasons for Getting a Crown
Crowns are used to treat damaged teeth. The damage can include cracking or fracturing, permanent discoloration, poor shape, or decay. Decay is the reason most people need crowns, and is probably why they can be a source of shame. Tooth decay can be due to a number of factors, such as poor diet, improper hygiene, or genetic problems such as thin or absent enamel or “soft teeth.”
How it Works
Installing a crown requires several visits to our Fullerton, CA office. On the first visit the damaged tooth will be prepared, usually by filing it down to fit the crown. We will take dental impressions, and Drs. Patel may install a temporary crown for your comfort. At your second appointment, we will adjust your crown for fit and comfort then permanently install it. Before you leave we will make sure your bite is comfortable.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you have a damaged tooth, or even an old crown that needs to be replaced? As Drs. Kush and Krutav Patel at Craft Smiles in Fullerton, CA about our restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment, contact us on our website or at (714) 888-7008.