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A dental crown is a device used to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. It is a tooth-shaped restoration custom-made to fit over the existing tooth, fully encasing it above the gum line. It is designed to restore the tooth's shape, size, strength, and appearance while improving its functionality. At Julita S Patil DDS Inc, dental crowns are typically fabricated from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of materials. Proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, is essential to maintain the longevity and health of dental crowns. Dental crowns can last many years with proper care, providing durable and aesthetically pleasing results.
The affected tooth is prepared by removing a portion of its outer structure, including any decayed or damaged areas. This creates space for the crown to be placed. An impression or mold of the prepared tooth is taken to create a precise replica. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, where the custom crown is fabricated. While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown may be placed on the tooth to protect it and maintain its shape and appearance. Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is carefully fitted and adjusted to ensure a proper bite and natural appearance. The crown is then permanently cemented or bonded onto the prepared tooth using dental cement.
Crowns are used to restore teeth that are severely decayed, fractured, or weakened due to trauma or extensive dental treatment. They provide structural support and help protect the underlying tooth from further damage.
Dental crowns protect damaged or weakened teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, providing a protective barrier against further damage, fractures, or decay.
Crowns can improve the appearance of teeth by covering discoloration, misshapen, poorly aligned teeth, or teeth with large fillings or other cosmetic imperfections. They are designed to match the natural teeth' color, shape, and size, resulting in a more pleasing smile.
Crowns can strengthen and reinforce teeth that have undergone root canal treatment or have large fillings. By providing full coverage, they help prevent fractures and increase the longevity of the tooth.
Crowns restore the functionality of a tooth compromised due to decay, damage, or previous dental treatments. You can bite, chew, and speak with improved efficiency and comfort with a crown.
Dental crowns can provide protection, strength, and aesthetic improvement to the treated tooth, allowing it to function and appear natural. To learn more about dental crowns, Julita S Patil DDS Inc. at 2991 TREAT BLVD SUITE A, CONCORD, CA 94518, or call (925) 689-2585.