A dental crown is a cap that is employed to treat highly decayed, damaged, or malformed teeth. Crowns are also known as ‘caps’ and shaped like a tooth. If such teeth are spoiling your smile, Dental Crown Treatment can offer a neat, natural-colored cover-up. The cap gets fit completely over a whole tooth and conceals defects caused by chips, decay, discoloration, or large fillings. The crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Before placing the crown, our dentists would make sure that excess or decayed portions of the affected tooth have been removed to provide space for the restoration and ensure a sound underlying structure before treatment can begin. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic, the crown looks and functions as a natural tooth. It is also able to restore both the appearance and oral health of a decayed or compromised smile.
A crown protects a tooth from decay, but unable to provide any protection against the gum disease, so it’s important to keep the area clean and free from bacteria. A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discolored fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Professional Dental Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more aesthetic smile. Also, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. The best way to care for your crown is to stay on top of your oral hygiene – this means keeping your teeth and gums healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice day and flossing between your teeth. You also need to see your dentist regularly for check-ups so they can keep an eye on your crown and the tooth underneath.