You’ve been informed that you need a dental crown. You probably have a lot of questions: what’s next? What is a dental crown? How can a dental crown benefit me? We want to lay out the details about dental crowns in Chelsea, the advantages and disadvantages, and how good oral hygiene can help you avoid restorative procedures in the future. At Dental Health International (DHI), we specialize in dental crowns, and for back molars, same day crowns with our Cerec technology.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a ceramic or zirconia “cap” that is placed over a damaged natural tooth or a dental implant. Dental crowns in Chelsea come in a variety of styles that maintain a very natural aesthetic. Crowns are meant to function like a natural tooth, allowing you to bite and chew as normal.
Why do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can alleviate discomforts in your mouth. Dental crowns can:
- Repair Serious Tooth Decay or Fractures: If a tooth is too badly decayed or broken to be filled, we may choose to restore it with a crown.
- Protect a Root Canal: A tooth that has undergone a root canal must be protected by a crown. A tooth is weakened after a root canal is done, resulting in decreased functionality and discomfort.
- Improve Your Smiles Appearance: Adding a dental crown to your smile can cover stained, misaligned, fractured, or misshapen teeth, improving the appearance of your smile. They can also conceal outdated fillings. Thanks to the natural-looking ceramic or zirconia material, your dental crown blends in seamlessly with your smile.
- Restore Dental Implants: Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. The appearance of your natural smile is then restored by placing a dental crown on top of the implant. In addition to enhancing your smile, crowns on dental implants can restore normal function to your mouth.
Don’t Wait Too Long if You Need a Dental Crown
You might face many disadvantages and risks if you decide against or delay getting a dental crown. If you put off the appointment for too long, you risk further endangering your oral health; for example, you can experience more discomfort, sensitivity to heat and cold, or a dangerous infection known as an abscess.
Good Oral Hygiene
Practicing good oral hygiene will prevent future needs for dental crowns. Brushing your teeth two times a day, flossing, and attending your six-month check-ups are some of the ways to maintain proper oral hygiene. Don’t forget to call our office to book your next check up appointment!
Dental Crowns at Dental Health International
There is no need to put up with a cracked or weakened tooth that affects your smile, as dental crowns are a simple and effective way to restore the natural form and function of your teeth. Please schedule an appointment with one of our exceptional dentists to see if you need a dental crown: Dr. Jeya Guna, Dr. Luxmi Guna, Dr. Oleg Agranovich (Alex), Dr. Jubin Zaboulian (Z), or Dr. Rekha Hariwala. We will take care of your smile. Call today!