Your Oral Health After Receiving A Dental Crown
Posted November 7, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
A dental crown is available when patients need serious protection for their tooth. Unlike a dental filling, which is placed in a specific area that needs support, a crown will cover the whole of your tooth. What would call for this sort of support? Some patients will need a crown after experiencing a cavity that does more damage than a filling can address. It can also be necessary after a physical injury. Your crown is strong enough to be used for standard biting and chewing, so you will not be compromised by its presence. When you receive a porcelain crown, you can enjoy this support without a notable change to your looks.
Your dentist will need to prepare your tooth to receive a dental crown. During an initial visit, this preparation will take place. Your dentist will also take the necessary measurements to be sure your crown fits. Once your restoration has been constructed, you will go back to have the crown placed on your tooth. It is meant to be a permanent restoration – if the crown falls out or becomes loose, let your dentist know.
When you need protection for a more visible tooth, you can be especially concerned with how a crown will affect your appearance. When you receive a porcelain dental crown, you can enjoy discreet support. Porcelain has a lifelike quality that makes it hard for others to spot that you have anything other than your natural tooth. If you need to have a crown on a tooth that is harder to see, and has to withstand more pressure, metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal can be more appropriate.