Dental Crowns Safeguard Teeth from Further Damage and Keep Them Looking Great
Tooth damage can occur at any time, either from accidents, gum disease, or decay. A dental crown restores the tooth's shape, strength, and appearance. If your dentist recommends dental crowns, here is what you need to know.
What Exactly Is A Dental Crown?
Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are essential if you have:
- A cracked, broken, or misshapen tooth
- A cavity that's too large for a filling
- A severely discolored tooth
- A tooth previously treated with a root canal
What Type of Dental Crown Do I Need?
There are four main types of dental crowns that your dentist may recommend:
- A temporary crown, which protects your tooth while you wait for the permanent crown.
- A permanent crown, which is attached to your tooth using dental solid adhesive. With proper care, a permanent crown lasts between 5 and 15 years.
- A ¾ or onlay crown, a partial alternative if your tooth still has a solid structure.
- A one-day crown, which can be permanent or temporary. It is created using computer-aided design (CAD) at the dentist's office and installed on the same day.