Placing Dental Crowns
Do you have a missing, damaged, or decayed tooth and wonder if a dental crown is an appropriate option? In recent years, dental crowns have become more popular, meaning more patients are using them to restore their lost smiles. At Fairmount Dental Center our experienced dentists have a vast knowledge of a wide variety of dental specialties and can recommend the best solutions for dental problems you are experiencing. Dental crowns are among the most popular solutions we offer to our patients.
Dental CrownsA dental crown refers to a thin shell fitted over the natural tooth. Dental crowns are specifically made for the tooth; hence you will never feel any difference. They look and function just like natural teeth. Dental crowns are mainly made from ceramic and porcelain, a sturdy and durable material. There are other dental crown options like gold, mostly for the back teeth. Dental crowns are useful when the natural tooth is broken, weakened, or damaged.
There are different types of dental crowns available. The most popular types include:
Porcelain Fused Metal CrownWhen porcelain is heated with metal, they chemically bind together, forming a solid bond. The presence of metal alloy makes porcelain fused metal crowns more durable since they can withstand biting pressures.
Gold and Metal CrownsMetal dental crowns are available in varying sizes, shapes, and colors. They never erode the teeth and are resistant to fracture. Nickel, chromium, and gold-palladium are always utilized when making metal crowns.
Ceramic CrownsCeramic crowns are for those who want a crown that feels and looks natural. Ceramic is a very popular material in the dentistry industry, mainly used to create tooth-colored products. They are mainly used in repairing teeth that have deteriorated due to decay and age.
Resin CrownsResin crowns are well known for their cheaper price compared to other dental crowns like porcelain, metal, and ceramic crowns. Resin crowns are not a choice for many dentists since they are fragile and can easily develop cracks.
Benefits of Ceramic CrownsCeramic crowns are largely made from biocompatible materials; hence, they never risk encountering allergic reactions or gum irritation. Compared to other tooth restoration methods, ceramic crowns can be inserted within a day since it takes up to one hour for a dental crown to be prepared and another hour for it to be installed. Ceramic crowns are translucent and smooth and match the natural size, color, and shade of the tooth.
Same Day CrownsSame day crowns refer to dental crowns that are prepared and installed within a day. They are an excellent option for individuals who are nervous visiting a dentist, busy, and those who are after quick results.
Our dentist will scan your mouth using our state-of-the-art imaging technology and take teeth measurements during your visit. The dental crown will then be sculpted to match the digital scan results to ensure it perfectly fits the tooth. are experts in all dentistry aspects, such as tooth restoration, dental implants, and replacement of missing teeth. If you have any questions concerning dental crown placement, do not hesitate to contact us at (503) 362-8364.