A crown is a custom-made restoration designed to fit over a single tooth. When a crown is placed, it covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and protects it against further damage or decay. The crown fits snugly and securely over the natural tooth, so it does not move about when the patient talks or chews. Crowns are an excellent choice for teeth that are broken, severely worn down, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged. They can also be used with root canal therapy to save a tooth that might need to be pulled. Porcelain crowns can also be an excellent cosmetic solution for patients who want to cover up their smile’s imperfections, such as stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and more. The porcelain material can be designed to match the exact color, shape, size, and overall appearance of the patient’s natural tooth enamel. As a result, the restoration looks natural and provides complete aesthetic improvement for the patient’s smile. At Riverside Tooth Co, patients often choose this treatment option because they understand that it can provide both functional and aesthetic benefits for their smiles.
Dental crowns are made from various materials, including porcelain, metal alloys, and a combination of metal fused with porcelain. If the crown is for a back tooth, it may also be made entirely of gold or a gold alloy for strength. Gold dental crowns are the most durable option, but they also don’t have a natural look that patients often prefer. Metal crowns may be further customized with color-matching. Metal-ceramic crowns have a base of either porcelain or ceramic with a metal frame around the edge of the restoration to keep the crown in place. These have a more natural appearance than full-metal restorations but aren’t as strong and durable as the gold alternatives. However, the metal portion can be thinner to provide more natural-looking results.
Dental crowns can be an effective way to protect damaged or decayed teeth from further harm or to improve your smile’s appearance. Crowns are also commonly used as caps for dental implants. A crown helps to support a dental bridge and can hold an artificial tooth in place. The porcelain material used to craft a crown is stain-resistant, ensuring it maintains its luster for years to come.
Your dental crown will be custom-made to complement the rest of your teeth so that it blends in seamlessly and looks natural. Once your crown arrives, it will be permanently cemented into place. Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene habits like brushing twice daily and flossing daily to keep your crown in good shape.
If you or a family member needs a dental crown or want to know more about the restoration process, visit Riverside Tooth Co at 6886 Indiana Ave Suite B, Riverside 92506, or call (951) 686-2565.
6886 Indiana Ave Suite B,
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 686-2565
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