What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device that may be thought of as a “cap” that covers the damaged tooth or dental implant.
At Casa Dental, we offer Zirconia and porcelain crowns as they are aesthetically and functionally the best solution for severely decayed or damaged teeth. Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns.
Crowns can be used:
To protect fractured, cracked, weak and worn teeth.
To cover dental implant in place.
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/tooth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, zirconia or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. A bridge is compact and feels like natural teeth but it can only be done in specially selected cases.
How is a crown done?
The first appointment involves:
Placing a temporary crown
Second visit, our dentist will cement the permanent crown into place.
How do I care for my crown?
To ensure your tooth and crown stay healthy, you need to brush and floss diligently. It is also a good idea to use a fluoride rinse and fluoride paste to strengthen the underlying enamel and prevent root decay. This is especially important for patients with a history of periodontal disease and dental decay.
While ceramic crowns are incredibly strong and can withstand natural bite pressure, they still have the risk of fracturing, like a natural tooth. You can help to preserve your crown by not chewing on ice or other materials that could damage your tooth.
One of the easiest ways to preserve your dental crown is by going to the dentist for regular check-ups.
We will be able to assess your crown and the underlying tooth structure for any signs of damage, allowing us to stop any potential problems before they arise. Not to mention, we will be able to clean the area using advanced technology, for a clean that you cannot get at home.