As you age, your teeth age while tooth decay, repeated fillings, trauma and even chewing keep changing them. A dental crown gets stuck on the surface of a weaken tooth protecting it against further deterioration. A crown could also replace a tooth that has lost proper shape and color, to protect a tooth that has experienced root canal therapy, or to replace on older or worn down crown.
Dental Crown Therapy
In order to complete a dental crown, your dentist will ask you to pay several visits to the dental office. During the first visit, the tooth will be prepared and properly shaped to receive the crown. An impression of the prepared tooth will be taken and your dentist will place a temporary crown on your tooth to protect it until the next visit. The impression will be delivered to a dental laboratory where a final device will be produced. If it fits and you are happy with both the shape and the color, your dentist will cement the new crown.
Dental Crown Expectations
After the device is completed and properly cemented into the place, patients sometimes feel mild pain when chewing and a certain hypersensitivity to temperature variations. These can be perfectly normal. However, if a recently cemented crown is too high or gives you the feeling you cannot bite correctly, it is compulsory to visit your dentist a.s.a.p.
Dental Crown Hygiene
How long can such dental devices last? This depends on the materials used, on the patient’s oral hygiene and dietary habits, as well as the health of supporting teeth and gums. Anyway, maintaining a proper oral hygiene by flossing and brushing regularly is always helpful.