These are probably one of the best solutions to rebuilding broken, decaying and cracked teeth you can buy. The crown when fitted (capped) will not only improve the aesthetics of your tooth it will also protect it against further decay, it will blend in with your existing teeth giving you a natural look and the confidence to smile.
WHAT MATERIAL ARE CROWNS MADE FROM?
Crowns can be made from stainless steel, gold and silver, various resins and porcelain however the most common are porcelain crowns at this time with a metal base to build it upon and shape it.
Typical scenarios when a crown is used:
– Discolored or metal fillings to enhance there appearance
– When a tooth is broken or decayed
– A chipped tooth can benefit from this procedure
– To protect a root filling following treatment for the same
HOW ARE DENTAL CROWNS FITTED?
Once its shaped and polished it is held firmly in place using a special cement this is very strong and ensures a snug, strong fit.
HOW LONG DOES A CROWN LAST?
There is no average time due to many factors including wear and tear and so on however on average its around 5-10 years. Some people still have the original fitted after 25-30 years but a regular checkup with your dentist will ensure its fine and accordingly if it needs to be changed it will be advisable to do so.