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Teeth Restoration And Crowns: Is It Possible?

You’ve probably been there – sitting in the dental chair, hearing words like ‘decay’ or ‘damage’. It’s a situation no one wants to be in.

Yet, with advances in dental technology and procedures, restorative options such as dental crowns offer a lifeline for compromised teeth.

Understanding Tooth Decay

You’ve got to understand that tooth decay can severely damage your natural teeth, making dental restorations like crowns a necessary procedure for maintaining the health of your mouth.

Tooth decay is a common dental problem, which if left untreated, can lead to serious complications. It’s caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth that feeds on the sugars from your food and drinks, producing acids that eat away at the enamel – the hard outer layer of your teeth. This gradual process not only creates cavities but also leads to more severe issues like infections and abscesses.

A damaged or decayed tooth can be quite painful and might even affect normal functions like eating or speaking. In such cases, dental restorations are often needed to repair these teeth and restore their function.  

Crown Types and Materials

Dental crowns are a type of restoration that can be used to strengthen or improve the appearance of your natural teeth. They’re essentially a coverage crown or cap that’s placed over a a gap between your teeth,  or a discolored tooth, damaged, or decayed tooth, and they come in several different types depending on your needs and preferences.

The most common types include metal alloys (often made from gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, all-resin crowns, monolithic zirconia crowns, and all-ceramic crowns or all-porcelain crowns.

When choosing which type of crown is best for you, it’s important to consider both functionality and aesthetics. Metal crowns are strong and durable but aren’t as natural-looking as some other options. If you’re concerned about aesthetics, especially for visible teeth, composite resin or ceramic might be your best bet.

Composite resin mimics the appearance of natural teeth quite well, making these dental crowns popular choices for front teeth restorations. So, don’t fret about those chipped or decayed teeth; with these advances in dentistry, restoring your smile is more than possible.

Dental Crown Procedure

Dental crown restoration starts with crown preparation. Your dentist will assess and prepare your damaged or decayed tooth for the procedure.

This involves reshaping it, removing any remaining dental decay, and creating enough space for the dental crown to fit. They’ll then make dental impressions of your prepared tooth using conventional techniques or digital impressions. This impression is crucial as it guides the creation of your custom-made crown in a dental lab.

Next comes one of the most important parts – placing temporary crowns on your prepared teeth while waiting for your permanent crowns to be made usually from a dental laboratory. These protect your sensitive teeth and maintain their function during this period.

Once ready, these are replaced with permanent crowns that are applied with strong dental cement. Your permanent crowns are crafted specifically to match your natural teeth’s color, shape, and size based on traditional or digital impressions taken earlier. Throughout the dental crown procedure, remember that there’s no rush; every step is meticulously done to ensure you get a well-fitted crown that feels just like your natural tooth.

Temporary Versus Permanent

Temporary crowns are usually made from resin or other temporary dental fillings in your dentist’s office. They serve as a placeholder while your permanent crown is being made. Oftentimes, these are used when creating dental bridges or implants. The use of temporary composite materials allows for easy adjustments if any discomfort arises and protects the prepared tooth and gums.

On the flip side, permanent crowns can be crafted from different materials like metal crowns or all-ceramic crowns. These are custom-made in a dental laboratory to fit your permanent teeth perfectly using definitive resin cement that ensures long-lasting adhesion to your natural tooth structure.

Potential Risks and Complications

While embarking on your dental journey, it’s essential to be aware of the potential risks and complications that can accompany multi-procedure or even same-day dental crown procedures.

Dental services, such as root canal procedures, single crowns, bridges, dentures, or even gold dental crowns come with their own set of challenges. For instance, there could be an increased risk of tooth decay underneath the crown if proper oral hygiene isn’t maintained. Damage or wear to the crown itself can occur over time due to chewing hard foods or grinding your teeth.

In addition to these risks, another complication could be a poor fit of the crown which might lead to discomfort or other issues like gum disease and soft tissue concerns. In some cases where conventional fillings, stainless steel crowns, or gold alloys are used in restorations – while they are known for their durability- you might experience an allergic reaction or sensitivity.

Furthermore, when dealing with other dental cosmetic procedures, such as bridges and false teeth or dentures, there’s always a chance of them becoming loose over time and needing additional adjustments or replacements. So it’s vital that you communicate openly with your dentist about any concerns during this process to ensure optimal outcomes for your smile.

Maintaining Dental Health

Proper care for your restored tooth is not merely optional; it’s essential.

Firstly, consider the material of your crowns. Metal-ceramic crowns are a popular choice due to their durability and natural appearance. They’re especially suited for posterior teeth where strength is necessary but aesthetics are less critical.

However, remember that no matter what type of crown you have, maintaining dental health should never be compromised. Regular brushing and flossing around the crowned area can prevent plaque buildup and decay in your primary tooth or other natural tooth structures surrounding it. Just because a tooth has been crowned doesn’t mean it’s immune to disease.

So keep up with good oral hygiene habits to ensure the longevity of your crowns and overall dental well-being.

Restore Your Teeth to Perfection at Northmed Dental

So, can teeth be restored with crowns? Absolutely! With the right type of crown and a professional dental procedure, you’re on your way to a healthier smile.

At Northmed Dental, our dental practice is dedicated to providing dental services that not only ensure function after restoration but also imitate the appearance of natural teeth.

We understand the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile in boosting your confidence. We use a variety of materials like composite fillings that closely match your natural tooth color and gold alloys for high-strength restoration.

When it comes to repairing decayed or damaged teeth, we offer a range of options depending on the condition of your entire tooth. If only part of your tooth is affected, a single-unit crown or metal crown might be an ideal choice due to its durability and longevity.  

Whichever procedure you require, trust in our clinical techniques and our practice’s commitment to excellent care and attention to detail in restoring your perfect smile.  

Put Your Oral Health First and Book Your Appointment Today

At Northmed Dental, Dr. AJ Salman is offering a free consultation to help you determine the perfect dental treatment for you.

Our private practice is dedicated not only to teeth restoration and crowns but a wide range of other dental services, including root canal treatment and other dental cosmetic procedures. We’re equipped with the latest technology and highly trained professionals who use comprehensive techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.

When you book an appointment with us today, you’re taking a step towards improving your oral health and enhancing your smile. Our professional team is dedicated to finding the best treatment for your unique needs. So don’t wait, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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