A dental crown is one of the most versatile treatments that dentists might recommend. They can be a feasible solution to a number of dental issues, like a weakened tooth due to decay, a space or gap in between the teeth, reduced tooth function due to damage, and so on. If you have been advised by your dentist to have the procedure done and you are feeling a bit nervous, it would help a lot to learn what you can gain from it and what to expect during the treatment.
Dental crowns are primarily done to repair a damaged tooth. But other than this, here are some other specific benefits that you can enjoy by getting them.
Injured teeth often cause pain and discomfort, and they are also usually sensitive to pressure or temperature. Once the tooth is fixed with a filling and covered with a dental crown, you can be free of such discomfort.
Crowns are specially made to fit the shape, size, and even the colour of your teeth. Thus it will be a perfect fit for you that they would very easily pass for a natural tooth.
Although the primary function of a dental crown is the repair or protection of your teeth, they definitely make a massive improvement to how your teeth look. You can say goodbye to unsightly gaps or breaks in your teeth once you have your crowns done.
If you are anxious about getting a dental crown, you can take comfort in the fact that you only need to get them once, as long as you take good care of them, that is. With proper care, dental crowns can last up to 30 years or even more.
Getting a dental crown will take more than one session. During your first visit, the dentist will prepare your tooth by reshaping it to accommodate the crown. Then they will make a mould of your tooth. This will be the pattern that the technician will follow in creating the crown.
At the end of this first visit, your dentist might give you a temporary crown that you can use while waiting for the technician to finish the permanent crown. As soon as it is ready, you will come back to have it permanently fitted over your tooth.
If your tooth has been damaged beyond repair and needs to be extracted, you will have to get an implant before getting a crown. This will be surgically implanted into your gums and will require some time to heal. As soon as it is completely healed, that is the time that you will have to come back to get the crown attached.
Marsfield Dental Care has been doing dental crown treatments in Sydney for years. To learn more about the procedure or to book an appointment, do get in touch with us. We will be very happy to give you the best dental treatment that you deserve.
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