What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns have been around for quite some time. The procedure has a high success rate and tends to last between five and 15 years for most people. The procedure is able to assist with improving the confidence of a patient when they smile. The crown can also help to improve the functionality of a person’s bite.
A dental crown’s primary purpose is to assist in repairing a broken or cracked tooth. There are a few reasons why a dentist like Dr. Amin Samadian may recommend a dental crown to his patient. The procedure can be used to help with the following issues:
- A tooth that has suffered damage due to decay over the years.
- A tooth has been worn away, and you want to protect it against further decay.
- To provide a cover for a dental implant that was previously done.
- To improve the color or shape of a tooth.
The process involves using a special file in the dentist’s office. The dentist needs to remove part of the tooth’s outer layer to make way for the installation of the crown. Once this process is done, the dentist will use a special material to create an impression of the tooth, which is sent to a laboratory – the lab then makes the crown based on the impression sent by the dentist.