Over time, your teeth might get damaged due to various causes including dental decay, trauma, or regular usage. The form and size of your teeth might deteriorate. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped "caps" that fit over your natural tooth. The crown improves the form, size, strength, and look of the tooth.
A dental crown is a permanent prosthesis that is bonded onto your natural tooth to replace a broken or chipped tooth. Crowns also reinforce the tooth, enhance the alignment of your mouth, and porcelain crowns may significantly improve the overall cosmetic aspect of your teeth and smile. Here at Keizer Family Dental, our dentist will assess your teeth properly and will refer you to have a crown or dental implants for your teeth to improve your smile.
Who Needs a Porcelain Crown?
You may need a porcelain crown if your tooth is fractured and if it aches when you bite down. A cracked tooth is a severe problem that typically necessitates the use of a crown. The fracture in a fractured tooth, unlike a broken bone, will not mend.
Vertical fissures that extend to the gum line may necessitate the placement of a full-coverage crown. If the fracture extends below the gum line, a root canal and crown lengthening may be required.
However, our dentists will check intensively to see if the tooth is fractured rather than simply "crazed." Craze lines are quite frequent and have no negative consequences. Craze lines can be found on almost every adult back tooth. These are just stress lines that do not always indicate the need for a crown. Because craze lines do not affect the fundamental integrity of your tooth, you have a variety of alternatives for treating them.
Craze lines with strong stains or that are particularly lengthy, on the other hand, might indicate a growing fracture. To see the crack, our dentist might ask for an intra-oral picture. This will allow us a better understanding of the extent of the damage.
Advantages of Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain is the best material to utilize for crowns for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, this sort of material can be easily matched to the patient's actual teeth. Porcelain crowns blend in with the rest of the teeth, even when patients open their mouths wide.
Another appealing advantage of porcelain crowns is that they are less expensive than other materials for tooth repair. Silver and gold crowns are costly and, as a result, beyond reach for many patients. While composite resin is less expensive than porcelain, it is not as durable, so patients may find themselves having to return to the dentist on a regular basis to have their crowns replaced.
Finally, porcelain dental crowns provide a more natural feel in the mouth than metal or other crown materials. Each crown is made to look like the original tooth it replaces, making them feel more natural in the mouth.
Porcelain crowns are a popular choice among patients at Keizer Family Dental because they are cost-effective, long-lasting, and provide the finest cosmetic outcomes. Please call us at (971) 345-8563 today to take a step forward to achieving a brighter smile.