Reasons Your Dentist Will Place A Dental
Dental Implant Crown
If your decayed or broken tooth is beyond saving, the best thing is to have it removed. However, leaving gaps in your smile can cause further dental complications. This is where a dental implant can be a great solution in replacing the entire tooth structure – from the root up. A titanium screw will be surgically attached to your jawbone and once that heals, a dental crown will be attached on top.
What Are Dental Crowns Made From?
Porcelain is the most popular type of crown material because of its ability to look and feel just like a natural tooth. They’re also good options for patients who may have metal allergies. Porcelain crowns are incredibly durable and can last upwards of 10-15 years before requiring a touchup. Similar to porcelain are ceramic crowns.
Then there are porcelain fused to metal crowns. Since it has porcelain, it will also be matched to the colour of your natural teeth as the inside will be made from metal alloys and the outside porcelain. They can be a bit more affordable and just as durable as all-porcelain, especially when used on back molars.
The least popular option is composite resin crowns. These types of crowns last, on average, 5-10 years. While they look natural and are the cheapest option, the material can break down more easily over time.
When it comes to temporary crowns before you receive your permanent one, just remember that it is indeed temporary. They’re not meant to last more than a few weeks, so you should ensure you’re not brushing your teeth roughly or eating hard foods that can damage it and expose the underlying tooth.
Dental Crowns Require Proper Care To Last
If your crown feels loose or has been knocked out or damaged in any way, you should see your dentist right away in order to protect the tooth abutment underneath.
If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine but you still feel a loose crown, it may just be because the cement is starting to wear down. This can easily be fixed during one visit to your dentist.