Types of Dental Crowns
We have all come across different types of crowns, some made of gold and porcelain and others made of various metal alloys. Whichever the case, they all serve the same purpose of restoring the natural shape of an affected tooth. While no type is inherently better, some will suit your needs better than others.
As such, knowing which type will suit your case is crucial to restoring your natural lost smile. Our experienced dentist at Alder Dental can help you regain your natural smile in two clinic visits.
Dental crowns are a more aesthetic and durable alternative to veneers, commonly worn in front of your natural teeth. They are made of tooth-colored composite material and bonded to your natural tooth. They serve as a replacement for lost natural teeth, giving you a new smile.
While they provide a great solution for restoring missing teeth, they are not better suited for everyone. Our dentist will evaluate you first and determine if dental crowns are better suited for your case.
Our dentist will first take an impression of your tooth. They will use these impressions to create a custom-made crown for your dental needs. They will then clean the tooth and prepare it for crown placement. This includes removing tartar and plaque, whitening the tooth, and polishing it if necessary.
Afterward, our dentist will place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to shield it as we wait for the arrival of a custom-made crown. This temporary crown can be made from gold or another metal alloy that matches your natural tooth color or from acrylic plastic, which is a material similar to those used in regular dental restorations. We will schedule an appointment with you a few weeks later to remove all traces of this temporary restoration and replace it with a custom-made permanent restoration.
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
The benefits of ceramic crowns are many and varied, but they can be summed up as follows:
ceramic crowns allow you to preserve the natural appearance of your teeth and gums. A porcelain fused to a metal crown has a smooth surface similar to the underlying jawbone. Therefore, it will not cause any discomfort or damage to your mouth.
The durability of ceramic crowns is much higher than those of other types. They have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
Unlike metal crowns that cause metal reactions when they come into contact with saliva, ceramic crowns do not cause reactions when placed on a tooth. This makes them ideal for patients with sensitive teeth, mental allergies, or sensitivities.
Same Day Crowns
These are dental crowns placed within a one day visit. They are a great option for those who would prefer just a single appointment and not have the time of waiting for the permanent crown to be made. They will have their teeth and jawbone cleaned and lost teeth replaced in one visit. However, before our dentist replaces your missing tooth, we will first enlighten you on what to expect and the potential side effects of the whole procedure.
If you are looking for a reliable dental clinic to replace your missing tooth, then Alder Dental is here for you. Contact us at (360) 831-0831 to schedule an appointment.