If you are interested in an effective solution to repair damaged or discoloured teeth, while also preserving the natural aesthetics of your teeth, dental crowns might be the right solution for you! Sana Dental is pleased to offer dental crowns, a natural restoration that looks and feels like your natural teeth. Let Sana Dental help you achieve the smile you have always wanted!
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What is a Crown?
A crown, also referred to as a ‘cap,’ is a dental restoration that is placed over an existing tooth to create a smoother, cleaner look, and enhance strength and durability. When a tooth is fractured, has an outdated filling, or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown may be recommended. Acting as a ‘helmet’ that goes over or ‘caps’ an existing tooth, crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure, restore size and shape, and can improve the overall appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, the full porcelain crown, and the all-metal crown.
Dental crowns can restore more than just the appearance of your teeth. Since a crown is made to be the same size and shape as your natural tooth, they can help to keep your jaw and bite aligned. This also helps to stop your other teeth from shifting locations, or taking on a greater share of the work of biting and chewing, which could potentially result in TMJ pain.
Getting A Natural Look
Today’s crowns are a great option when damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials cannot make the tooth strong enough. Crowns are most often made of gold or porcelain, but can also be made of stainless steel.
Some people prefer not to use gold for their crown because it stands out from the other teeth in appearance. Porcelain crowns on the other hand, are carefully matched in colour to look like your natural teeth. Many people choose porcelain crowns for their cosmetic appearance, as they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. New materials are now available that allow the use of “all-ceramic” crowns in some cases.
Maintaining Your Crown
Once your crown is in place, it is important that the area is brushed well, and that you floss below the gum line. While the crown protects your remaining tooth from further decay, you must protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth and gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular cleanings and exams from your dentist, will help ensure that your crown will last as long as possible.