A dental crown is basically a ceramic dental fixture shaped like a tooth that is fitted according to your needs. Crowns are typically used when there are cases of severe tooth decay, tooth fracture, and cracks where porcelain veneers are not feasible. Dental crowns are commonly used in restorative procedures to improve strength, support and usual aesthetics of damaged teeth.
These dental crowns are the best aesthetic and functional match for natural teeth. Bio-compatible and perfectly customized to match the natural tooth color, all-ceramic dental crowns are a high-quality and long-lasting treatment.
There are many situations that may benefit from a crown, including:
Apart from treating the above-stated complications, dental crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental implants. The latter are used to replace single or multiple gaps due to missing teeth. This is done by inserting an artificial titanium tooth root within the jaw, which helps improve stability and functions as a permanent fixture for the replacement tooth.
After appropriate healing time, a dental crown is positioned on top of the implant to restore normal functionality and your beautiful smile.
Your dentist will schedule a detailed consultation to conduct a thorough examination and guide you through the entire treatment plan. He will point out the appropriate time required to insert the crown, which will depend on the symptoms needed to be treated.
Crowns generally require two visits – the first to create a model of the natural tooth on the basis of which the crown is built, and the second to insert and fit the crown.
If you have any questions about crowns, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Abilene TX dentist, Dr. Bob Leedy or Dr. Nikki Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!
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