Unless it has rhinestones or diamonds, sits upon your head, and comes with tremendous power, most people don’t want anything to do with a crown. While we can’t promise you riches and unlimited power, we can promise that we can make getting a crown a pain-free and stress-free experience when you choose Brandywine Dental Services Group in Glen Mills, PA.
What Are Crowns?
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration. They strengthen teeth, but they can also be used to improve the shape of a tooth. The majority of the time, crowns are used on teeth that exhibit signs of tooth decay, are worn down, or broken.
How Are Crowns Positioned?
We will cement the crown onto your existing tooth, making sure to cover the portion above the gum line. This process renders the crown the new outer surface of your tooth. Crowns are fabricated out of one of two materials: metal or porcelain. In some cases, the crown may be created from both types of materials. We prefer to work with porcelain crowns because they are sturdy and robust, but still mimic the natural color and translucency of your natural teeth.
Why Would I Need a Crown?
We typically recommends a crown when it becomes obvious that your tooth is not strong enough to continue to support a filing. In some circumstances, your dentist may suggest an onlay, also called a partial crown.
What Is the Difference between a Crown and a Filling?
The difference between a filling and a crown is that the former consists of restorative material that is applied directly to your tooth and completed in one visit. Crowns are fabricated at a dental laboratory.
Crowns require an initial visit to the dentist to create a tooth impression. We send this mold to a lab where a technician examines the unique aspects of your jaw’s movement and bite so the crown functions normally when placed on the tooth. The crown is then created according to this analysis and sent back to us for placement on the tooth.
We know it sounds complicated, but we promise that getting a crown is quick and easy. Call us today to learn more about this routine dental procedure offered at Brandywine Dental Services Group.