Q. How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 10 years*, with some lasting as long as 25 years or more.
However, it’s important to note that proper care and maintenance are crucial to ensuring the longevity of your dental crown. Regular dental consultations, good oral hygiene habits, and avoiding hard or sticky foods can all help to prolong their lifespan.
*Dental laboratories guarantee a crown for 1 year
Q. Is having a dental crown fitted a painful process?
The process of getting a dental crown is not usually painful, as the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being treated. The procedure involves removing a small portion of the tooth’s outer layer and shaping it to fit the crown. The crown is then placed over the tooth and secured in place with dental cement. Patients may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Q. How do you prepare teeth to have a dental crown fitted?
Before the crown can be fitted, the tooth must be prepared to ensure a proper fit and long-lasting result.
First, the tooth is numbed with local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort during the process.
The dentist then shapes the tooth to make room for the crown, removing any decay or damage. Depending on the extent of damage, additional support may be added to the tooth.
Then, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory to create the custom-made crown.
In the meantime, a temporary crown can be placed on the tooth to protect it.
Once the permanent crown is ready, it is fitted onto the tooth using dental cement.
Q. Is there anything I should avoid after having a dental crown fitted?
We will recommended that you avoid hard and sticky foods that could potentially dislodge the crown, or cause damage to the surrounding teeth. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent any buildup of plaque or bacteria around the crown.
Q. How do I know if I need a dental crown?
A crown may be required if you have a tooth that is broken, damaged, has a large filling or has had a root canal treatment. This may be necessary to protect the tooth from further damage or infection. They can also help to protect a weakened tooth.
During your consultations we’ll assess the condition of each tooth and determine if a crown is necessary. Signs that you may need a dental crown include tooth sensitivity, pain when chewing, and visible damage to the tooth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure proper treatment.
Q. Do dental crowns feel like real teeth?
While dental crowns do not feel exactly like real teeth, they are designed to be as comfortable and natural-looking as possible. Once in place, dental crowns typically feel similar to natural teeth and allow patients to chew, speak, and function normally.
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Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged, decayed, or discoloured teeth. These small, tooth-shaped caps are designed to fit snugly over your existing tooth, offering a more natural look and feel while also providing extra strength and protection.
Dental crowns can restore structure to your broken teeth
Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a more attractive smile. They will also strengthen and protect weakened or damaged teeth, preventing further decay or damage. They are designed to restore the functionality of your teeth, allowing you to bite and chew with ease.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, resin, and metal.
Porcelain and ceramic crowns are popular because they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option.
Resin crowns are less expensive than porcelain or ceramic, but they are not as durable and may need to be replaced more frequently.
Metal crowns, such as those made from metal alloy, gold or silver, are the most durable and long-lasting, but they are also the most visually obvious.
Your dentist will work with you to determine the best material for your dental crown based on your individual needs and preferences.
Why Visit Blossom Family Dental Care?
- We protect weak teeth
- We’ll improve your smile
- We’ll restore cracked teeth
- We’ll restore broken teeth
- We’ll brighten discoloured teeth