Crowns & Bridges
Dentist in Antioch, TN
Dental crowns are like caps placed on the top of your teeth. They are used in place of fillings to restore your teeth’ shape, size, and functionalities. Your teeth can lose their shape and size due to decay and injuries, whereas crowns help restore that. It brings back the strength and appearance of your teeth by covering its visible portion. There are many reasons why you might need a dental crown, like weak tooth protection, restoring broken or worn teeth, covering large fillings, hiding dental bridges, etc.
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What are the different types of dental crowns?
Permanent dental crowns can be made of different types of material, including:
- Metal- Different types of metals like gold, nickel, silver, etc., can be used to make crowns. These are very durable and last you for many years. They are less invasive and can withstand large biting forces. The only problem with this type of crown is that it would not match your natural teeth aesthetically.
- Resin- It is the most affordable type of dental crown but can be worn down easily too. They are susceptible to breaking, and hence one needs to use them more efficiently.
- They are susceptible to breaking, and hence one needs to use them more efficiently.
- Ceramic or porcelain- they match your natural teeth’ aesthetics the best and hence is an excellent choice for your front teeth.
How long do dental crowns last?
On average, dental crowns can last up to 15 years, depending on “wear and tear” and your oral hygiene practices. You should also avoid chewing onto hard substances like fingernails, ice cubes, etc., and stop teeth grinding or clenching habits to enhance the crown’s durability. Crowned teeth do not require any additional maintenance; you should follow regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing twice a day to keep the crown clean.
If you want to know more about dental crowns or the associated procedure, please call us at Brite Smilez dental clinic today!
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