A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics, crowns are custom-made to fit over the affected tooth, and they are used to restore its function and appearance. They are also used to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. They can also be used to cover dental implants.
The procedure for placing a dental crown involves several steps. First, the dentist in Lansdale, PA, prepares the tooth by removing decay and shaping it so that the crown will fit correctly. Then, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to a lab where the crown will be fabricated. While the crown is being made, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth to protect it. When the crown is ready, it is cemented in place.
Metal crowns are strong and durable. They can withstand chewing forces well and are a good choice for back molars. However, they are noticeable due to their dark color. They can also be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
Gold crowns are made of gold alloy and are very durable. They are often recommended for back molars because they can withstand chewing forces better than other crown materials. However, they are less popular than they used to be because they are more expensive than different types of crowns.
These crowns consist of a metal base with a porcelain overlay. The metal portion of the crown provides strength, while the porcelain portion provides a natural appearance. This combination of strength and aesthetics makes these crowns a popular choice.
All-porcelain crowns are made entirely of ceramic material. They are known for their durability and natural-looking appearance. However, they are more prone to chipping and cracking than crown types.
Zirconia crowns are made from zirconia, a strong and durable type of ceramic. These crowns are often used on front teeth because of their aesthetic qualities. They are also a good choice for patients allergic to metals.
Dental crowns can be used in various ways to improve your smile and oral health. For more information, visit Bucks Dental Health and Esthetics at 1151 S Broad St, Lansdale, PA 19446, or call (215) 220-3395 to book an appointment.