A dental crown is a covering that fully encases the tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. The crown provides protection and strength to tooth structure that cannot be restored with conventional fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, our office prefers all ceramic materials, indications permitting. With dental technology and materials evolving greatly over the years, all ceramic crowns give a more life-like appearance and allow for less tooth preparation often times. Still, all ceramic crowns are not always the best choice for certain indications, as other types of crowns have their place making them a better choice for some cases. Dental crowns, ceramic in particular, have an extremely aesthetic nature pertaining to translucency, no metal and a natural looking appearance. The most commonly used all ceramic crowns are highly durable and will last many years, providing that proper home care instructions are closely followed. Your Dentist will help you understand your case and choose the best option with you.
Dental crowns are made in a dental laboratory to match the shape, size and color of your teeth to give you that natural beautiful smile. Some of the indications that your Dentist may recommend a crown include: broken or fractured teeth, cosmetics, decay, broken or fractured fillings, large deteriorating fillings and teeth that had previous root canal therapy.
Dental crowns are generally completed in 2 visits as preparation, impression making for the dental laboratory and temporization is done at the first visit, while insertion of your custom made crown is done at the second visit. Like many other dental restorations, crowns may need to eventually be replaced or re-cemented due to normal wear of artificial materials.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new Dental Crown.
If you have any questions or concerns about Dental Crowns, please don't hesitate to discuss them with your Dentist in the office or call Dental Arts of Boynton Beach at (561) 767-9595.