At Premier Dental of Ashville, we understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile. Dental crowns are one of the many restorative options we offer to help our patients achieve optimal oral health and restore their smiles to their natural brilliance. Crowns are a versatile and durable solution for a wide range of dental issues, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are custom-made prosthetic restorations that are designed to fit over a damaged or decayed tooth, encasing it completely to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are typically made of high-quality materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys, which are carefully selected to match the color and translucency of the surrounding natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.
One of the most common reasons for needing a dental crown is extensive tooth decay that cannot be restored with a simple filling. When a tooth has a large cavity that compromises its structural integrity, a crown can provide the necessary reinforcement to protect the tooth from further damage and prevent the need for extraction. Additionally, crowns can be used to restore teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, as the procedure can weaken the tooth structure.
Dental crowns are also an effective solution for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken due to trauma or injury. By covering the damaged tooth with a crown, the tooth can regain its strength and functionality, allowing patients to bite and chew with confidence. Furthermore, crowns can be used to correct teeth that are severely misaligned, stained, or discolored, providing an aesthetically pleasing solution to enhance the appearance of the smile.
The process of getting a dental crown at Premier Dental of Ashville is simple and straightforward. After a thorough evaluation and assessment of the tooth and surrounding oral structures, our experienced dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged portions and shaping it to accommodate the crown. Impressions of the prepared tooth are then taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the custom crown is fabricated to ensure a precise fit and optimal aesthetics. While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is bonded to the tooth using a strong dental adhesive.
With proper care and maintenance, crowns can last for many years, providing long-lasting and reliable restoration to the tooth. Patients are advised to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, to keep their dental crowns and natural teeth healthy and free from decay. It is also important to avoid habits such as biting on hard objects, grinding or clenching teeth, and consuming excessive amounts of sugary or acidic foods and beverages to prevent damage to the crown.
At Premier Dental of Ashville, we take pride in providing our patients with high-quality dental crowns that are crafted with precision and care to restore their smiles to their optimal health and aesthetics. If you are in need of a dental crown, trust our experienced team to deliver exceptional care and results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile.
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