Rochelle Dental Care – World Class Dental Crown Service Available

Rochelle Dental Care – World Class Dental Crown Service Available

Mar 01, 2021

A crown is a kind of cap or a cover the dentist can put over a tooth. A crown repairs a damaged or missing tooth to its normal size, shape, and function. A crown might also protect the tooth or improve the way it looks. The dentist in Rochelle, IL at Rochelle Dental care can suggest a crown to:

  • Support a tooth that has a huge filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth structure remaining
  • Attach a bridge to change missing teeth
  • Save a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant

What is The Crown Made From?

Crown tooth could be made from various types of materials. Metal alloys, porcelain, ceramics, porcelain fused to metal or composite resin might be used. When a crown is made, the material is mostly tooth-colored to blend in with the natural teeth. Insurance and costs should also be discussed and considered. After the patient and his/her dentist have looked at these factors, one might want to talk about their personal preference.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns last from anywhere between 5 and 15 years. The crown’s life span depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how properly one follows good oral hygiene habits. Personal mouth-related habits like avoiding such habits as clenching or grinding the teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails, and using the teeth to open the packaging.

Dental Crown Procedure

It normally takes two dental visits to complete the treatment. When a crown is fixed over a natural tooth, many steps are involved:

  • The dentist prepares the tooth by extracting the outside portion, including any decay, so that the crown will fit properly. If additional tooth structure is required to support the crown, the dentist might build up the tooth’s core.
  • An impression is made to create a replica model of the tooth. The impression could be made from a mold or by digitally scanning the tooth.
  • To protect the tooth while the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown is fixed. Making the permanent crown typically takes less than 2 weeks. While the patient has a temporary crown, the tooth might be sensitive to hot and cold. One should avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods during this time. If the dentist has special equipment, one might get the permanent crown on the same day.
  • When the permanent crown is ready, the dentist places it in the mouth and makes the required adjustments. When the patient and the dentist are happy with how it looks and feels, the crown is cemented into place.

Does A Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?

While a crowned tooth does not need any special care, one should keep in mind that just because a tooth is crowned does not mean the tooth is protected from gum disease or decay. Therefore, one should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing the teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash gel at least once a day.

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