Many people have crowns, so you might have one as well. If you don’t have a crown already, you will probably get one at some point in your life. Crowns are used after many routine dental procedures. It’s not uncommon for people to have multiple crowns.
If you have questions about crowns, Dr. Gade at Dr. Teeth Dental Care is here to help.
If you don’t have a crown or have one but aren’t sure what it means, you should know that a crown functions as a cap or a cover. It is placed on top of an existing tooth.
Crowns are often placed on teeth that are weak or don’t function as they should. After certain dental procedures, crowns are also used.
There are multiple types of crowns. Your dentist will choose the best material for your needs. Often, dentists want to provide you with a natural look and will choose a crown that matches the color of your natural teeth. Dentists also want your crowns to feel comfortable, so a natural fit is important.
Crowns can be made from these materials:
Crowns last up to 15 years. There are ways that you can prevent wear and tear of your crowns, which will impact how long they last.
For example, if you bite your fingernails or clench your teeth, your crowns may not last the full 15 years. Some things are out of your control, including normal wear and tear. This is why it’s important to avoid teeth clenching and nail biting when possible.
Crowns are used for a variety of dental procedures. Dr. Gade at Dr. Teeth Dental Care can tell you if you need a crown or if there is a better solution for your needs.
A crown may be placed over a cavity that is too large for a filling. After root canals, a dentist may place a crown. As mentioned, crowns are often used on weak and cracked teeth.
Dr. Gade at Dr. Teeth Dental Care can tell you more about crowns near you.