CrownsAs we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.
Types of CrownsIf we decide that you are in need of a full crown, there are a few different options for the repair of your tooth. These options include a full porcelain crown, a porcelain fused to metal or gold crown, or a full gold crown. We will make the determination as to which of these options is the most appropriate for your situation. You can be comfortable in knowing that your new tooth will be virtually unnoticeable and will flawlessly complement the rest of your smile.
ProcedureWhen we have decided to go ahead with a full crown restoration, we will set aside 2-3 appointments for the entire process. Although the majority of crowns are completed in two visits, there is sometimes a need for a third visit to ensure a proper fit.
Crown LengtheningIn some instance, decay occurs below the gumline. In these cases it is sometimes necessary to remove some amount of bone and gum tissue. Depending upon the extent of this issue, your dentist will ask that this is done before th enew crown is applied. The procedure known as Crown Lengthening is done for several reasons including to restore heath and improve the exsthetic look of your gumline. If you have a “gummy smile” your doctor may offer this procedure to make your smile more esthetically pleasing. Your teeth are actually much longer than they appea rbut excess gum tissue may be covering them. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the natural teeth.
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