The Benefits of a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are a reliable solution to major dental problems caused by disease, accidents or poor habits over time. Fortunately for those who need them, a dental crown can look, feel and function like your natural tooth.
Dental crowns can give you back your beautiful smile. They replace missing teeth, offer support to broken teeth, and can act as a long-term solution. When a tooth has a root canal, a dental crown can protect the tooth from future breakage. A dental crown is usually made out of either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to metal.
It is common for people to feel pain in teeth that have fillings in the back of their mouth, usually caused by a hairline crack. Placing a dental crown over the tooth with relieve the tooth of pain and allow you to chew and put pressure on it without causing any pain. For the front of the mouth, teeth that have become weakened by fillings or are chipped or discolored can be fixed with a porcelain crown or bridge.
In most cases, fitting a dental crown will require at least two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will remove any decay that’s still present in the gum, then shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. On the next visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and replace it with the final crown, after fitting and adjusting it. The dental crown will be held in place with cement to make it look as natural as possible.
If you would like to schedule a dental appointment to learn more about dental crowns, contact local dentist in Newburgh, Dr. Michael Koumas.
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