If you’re not familiar with a dental crown, it’s basically a cap in the shape of a tooth that goes right over a tooth to help restore the strength, size or shape of the tooth. In some cases, dental crowns are used to simply improve the appearance of the tooth as well. When these crowns are applied, the entire visible portion of the tooth is totally covered.
You may be wondering when a dental crown is needed. These crowns are needed in several different situations. Sometimes they are used to help protect a tooth that is weak. The tooth may be weak from decay and the crown can help to hold it together or keep it from breaking apart. Dental crowns also are used to help restore teeth that are worn down or broken. Crowns may also be used to support teeth that have large feelings, to help hold a dental bridge or to cover up teeth that are discoloured or misshapen.
Various materials can be used to make a permanent crown. Various metals can be used to make the crown, such as gold or other metal alloys. The only problem with metal crowns is that the metallic colour really stands out. For a more natural look, porcelain fused to metal dental crowns are a better option. They can be matched to the rest of your teeth so they look more natural. While they look better, the porcelain of the crown can break or chip. All resin options are a cheaper crown option but they are more likely to fracture or wear down as time goes by. Last, all porcelain and all ceramic crowns are probably the best option if you want a natural colour match. They work well for people who have allergies to metal and to those who want a dental crown for cosmetic reasons.
A dental crown can be a good option for your cosmetic dental treatment needs. Today you have more options than ever when it comes to dental crowns, allowing you to improve the appearance and strength of teeth while choosing crown options that look natural. Prices can vary, depending on the type of crown you choose. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your teeth, talk to your cosmetic dentist blackburn to decide if a dental crown may be a good choice for your needs.
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