When teeth are damaged or decayed, our team can propose a variety of options to address the dental situations. One solution to a myriad of dental problems is applying crowns to the affected teeth. A dental crown is a cap that completely covers the teeth. Depending on the crown's material and the patient's oral care habits, a crown can last from 5 to 20 years before requiring a replacement.
Functions of Dental Crowns
Crowns can be placed in a chipped, cracked, or split tooth to prevent the tooth from falling apart or being damaged further. Crowns can also be used in more extreme circumstances, as when a tooth is completely broken. Crowns are often used after a root canal to protect the excavated tooth and provide structure to the pulp-less tooth. When a tooth with fillings has little natural tooth structure left, a crown can salvage what remains of the tooth. Dental bridges often use crowns to remain in place. Patients with untreated bruxism may require crowns to cover the damage caused by constant teeth-grinding. Crowns can be an alternative to braces and other orthodontia for the purpose of correcting bites. Crowns are an aesthetic solution to discolored or malformed teeth. Some patients request crowns to cover dental implants. And some patients decide to use crowns for cosmetic purposes.
Types of Dental Crowns
Crowns made of gold metal are a good choice for patients that want a long-lasting, durable crown or a crown for covering teeth in the back of the mouth. All-porcelain crowns most closely match our patients' natural teeth color, and they are non-toxic. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) crowns are budget-friendly and can last a significant amount of time. Zirconia crowns are biocompatible, resistant to wear, and quick to make. If you have questions about crowns and if they're the best solutions to your dental situations, contact our office for a consultation and a dental exam.
About Us | Dynamic Dental Care | Spokane, WA Dr. Kyle Huish and his team are friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled in all of the most up-to-date procedures. Anticipate an exceptional dental health experience! Dynamic Dental Care, 10010 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99218 : (509) 466-2587 : dynamicdentalcare.com : 12/5/2023 : Key Phrases: One Visit Crowns Spokane