What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are custom-made caps placed over damaged or weakened teeth to restore their strength, shape, size, and appearance. They're typically made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials, ensuring durability and a natural look.

Reasons for Dental Crowns

– Protecting weak teeth from further damage – Restoring broken or severely decayed teeth – Covering dental implants – Improving the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth

The Dental Crown Procedure

First visit: tooth preparation, impressions taken, and temporary crown placement. Second visit: permanent crown placement after fabrication.

Types of Crowns

Porcelain and Ceramic Crowns: – Offer excellent aesthetics. – Blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Metal Crowns (e.g., gold or silver): – Incredibly durable. – Ideal for back teeth. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns: – Combine metal strength with porcelain's natural appearance.

Caring for Dental Crowns

– Maintain good oral hygiene: brushing, flossing, regular check-ups. – Avoid chewing hard foods or using teeth as tools. – Prevents issues like decay or gum disease around the crown.

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