What Are Dental Crowns
Do you have a tooth that requires filling or has been cracked or chipped? There is an excellent possibility you will need the installation of a dental crown to help in reshaping the tooth. Just like any other dental procedure, it is essential to understand your situation and why having a dental crown will be of great benefit. Dental crowns are a popular method of tooth restoration.
At Dental Prosthodontics of Rochester we are experts in dental crown installation. We have a team of experienced and dedicated dentists who will always strive to ensure your dental crown installation procedure is successful. We ensure efficient dental checkups and crown installation for all of our patients.
A dental crown is a therapeutic cap that helps resize, reshape, and strengthen a tooth giving it a new look and life if worn down. Crowns are attached to the tooth using an adhesive and act as the tooth's outer surface. Crowns help in offering protection against further damage and ensure patients do not undergo painful and expensive procedures like tooth extraction.
Crowns are made from metal alloys or porcelain. Porcelain is the most popular as it does not have any side effects and resembles the natural tooth in color, shape, and size. Crowns are well known for their strength and durability, making them capable of withstanding daily biting and chewing.
Veneers vs Dental Crowns
There has been a longstanding debate between veneers and crowns. Each does serve a different purpose, although they both impact your appearance. Veneers help in covering the surface of the front tooth, with the rest of the tooth remaining intact. Crowns also do the same function, only that they are used when there is tooth damage to the tooth, like wear, breakage, or chipping.
Both veneers and crowns will help restore your smile and whiten your teeth. Since veneers only cover the front of the tooth, they are used on the front teeth, making them an excellent option for cosmetic dentistry. Crowns are mainly used on the back teeth and are essential in dental restoration.
How Long Can Dental Crowns Last?
Crowns can last for a minimum of 15 years. With proper oral care, like regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups at least two times a year, crowns can last a lifetime.
Do Dental Crowns Hurt?
Dental crowns do not cause any pain. Our dentists will numb the area to prevent the patient from experiencing pain or discomfort. In fact, we offer sedation dentistry that helps ensure you are safe and comfortable during your appointment.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from Dental Crown Placement?
There will be no downtime after the placement of the dental crown. The entire procedure is non-surgical, and you will not experience discomfort or pain. You can return to your daily routine immediately after completing the dental crown installation.
At Dental Prosthodontics of Rochester we have a team of experts who specialize in dental crown restoration. To learn more about dental crowns, reach us at (585) 673-7702. We are currently accepting new patients!