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Why are Dental Crowns Important?
Posted on 6/6/2022 by Aron Geelan, DMD
Our dentists use crowns to cover damaged teeth. Crowns protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings fail to do so. Materials such as metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics are all used to make dental crowns. If you brush your teeth regularly, you don't need to do anything else to keep them in good shape.
For what purposes do dental crowns come into play?
Crowns are utilized as a way to enhance one's looks. As a result, teeth that are weak or seriously damaged can benefit enormously from their use. Our specialists often recommend dental crowns in a variety of other situations. For example, to cover a discolored or ugly tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, and cover a dental implant as a tooth replacement.
Where do they come from, and what are they made of?
Permanent crowns can be constructed from various materials such as gold, palladium, nickel, and chromium, among other metals. It's rare for metal crowns to crack or chip, and they often last longer when resisting impacts of wear and tear. In addition, they can bear biting and chewing forces as well. The crown's shiny hue is its biggest flaw. Metal crowns are an excellent option for molars that are hidden from view. Dental crowns made of resin are typically less expensive than other materials, such as porcelain. However, they wear out with time and are more prone to breakage than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, which are stronger and more durable.
How long are dental crowns expected to last?
Dental crowns typically endure in between 5 to 15 years. When installed in your mouth, it's amount of "wear and tear" that a crown endures and personal oral hygiene practices and habits can affect its durability.
Visit one of our clinics or call us to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to learn more or find a treatment plan that suits your needs.
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