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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A crown is a cover or ‘cap’ that a dentist near you can put over a tooth. The crown basically restores the normal shape, size, and function of your tooth.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

  • For a cavity that is too large for a filling
  • For cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened tooth
  • For protecting the restored tooth after root canal treatment
  • For covering a discolored or badly shaped tooth and for improving your smile

What Types of Crowns Are Available?

Dentist near Lake Forest says these are the following types of crowns available:

  • Ceramic dental crown
  • Porcelain fused metal crowns
  • Gold Alloys crowns
  • Metal based crowns
  • All resin crowns

What Steps Are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown?

Preparing a tooth for a crown is not a big deal. Usually it requires two visits to the dentist. The initial step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second and final visit involves placement of the permanent crown.

How Should I Care for My Temporary Dental Crown?

Dentist near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA says that temporary crowns as the name suggests is for temporary purposes so care must be taken.

  • Don’t chew gum
  • Don’t brush and floss vigorously
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water

What Problems Could Develop With a Dental Crown?

Like any other procedure, dental crowns also can have problems like:

  • Sensitivity
  • Chipped crown
  • Loose crown
  • Displaced crown
  • Allergic reaction

What Are “Onlays” and “3/4 Crowns?”

Onlays and 3/4 crowns are dental prostheses used to restore damaged teeth, particularly the cusps. They are made up of porcelain, composite resin or metal material and are molded to fit the exact shape of the damaged part of the tooth.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

If taken proper care then dental crowns last for a lifetime or on an average for 5- 15 years.

Does a Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?

Crowned tooth doesn’t require special care just maintain regular oral hygiene routine and eat balanced diet.

How Much Do Crowns Cost?

The type of crown you choose will decide the costing. Generally they cost around $800 – $1800.