When a tooth is cracked or decayed or smaller than you would like, a dental crown can be an excellent choice to return the tooth to its original shape and size. A dental crown is often made of porcelain, which fully encases the tooth. For added support, a dental crown can be bonded with dental cement to the natural tooth structure. It’s commonly used to repair broken teeth, conceal dental flaws, and support a bridge.
Dental crowns are available in different material types, including metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal, all-porcelain, and zirconia. Your dentist will work with you to determine which material will best meet your needs. But if you only need to replace one tooth, a dental crown, either all-porcelain or metal, will usually work.
Dental crowns, or caps, are a durable way to restore damaged or missing teeth. These restorations can improve the appearance of your teeth while also protecting them from being damaged further. When patients choose to get dental crowns, they are usually either getting crowns for cosmetic reasons or getting crowns for restorative reasons.
Because dental crowns are made of durable tooth-colored material, you can enjoy your normal daily routine without worrying about damaging your crown. However, you should still practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. You should continue to visit the dentist for regular checkups to ensure that your dental crown is not damaged in any way. During the visit, your dentist will examine your crown to make sure that there are no chips or cracks and that your crown still fits properly.
If you want to learn more about a dental crown, contact Dental Arts of Boston at (617) 266-0441 today to book an appointment with the Dentist in Boston, MA. Our team can offer guidance and make product recommendations for your unique smile.