The Versatility and Strength of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used widely in the dental profession to restore the shape, size, strength and appearance of teeth. They are also used during many procedures to create a strong and beautiful smile after complex dental work. At Titirangi Dental, we help our patients achieve the best possible results with our high-quality dental crowns.
In this article, we’re exploring the strength and versatility of dental crowns so you can understand if they’re right for your needs.
What Makes Dental Crowns So Versatile?
There are many cases where crowns are used to finish a root canal therapy; however, their appearance and durability makes them a fantastic option for stand-alone dental restoration treatments.
At Titirangi Dental, we recommend crowns for:
- Protecting a weak or damaged tooth
- Restoring teeth that have been worn down
- Covering a tooth that has fragments missing
- Supporting a dental bridge
- Restoring the colour and shape of teeth
- Covering and strengthening a dental implant
- Saving a child’s tooth that cannot support a filling
- Protecting a child’s tooth that is at high risk of decay
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
Crowns are made in a separate laboratory to fit your exact tooth size and bite. We contour the contact to the adjacent teeth so that food doesn’t get wedged between them, and make sure the crown is perfectly matched to the rest of your teeth. These custom-made shells are permanently fixed to your teeth to solve a large range of dental problems.
Dental crowns are important in restoring and maintaining the structural integrity of your bite and mouth. A broken or decayed tooth can leave a gap that leads to even further problems and migration in your surrounding teeth. Crowns close that gap and restore the strength of your teeth.
Making Strong Crowns that Are Built to Last
Porcelain may seem like a fragile material, but the truth is that porcelain crowns are extremely strong and can be permanently bonded to the subsurface of your tooth. Porcelain is strong enough to use for eating, biting and chewing without being damaged. Your porcelain crown should last up to 15 years, although there have been reports of crowns lasting for 30 years.
So long as you maintain appropriate oral hygiene, your porcelain crowns should last for an extremely long period of time. Another bonus is that they look amazing and are barely noticeable against your other teeth.
Speak to Titirangi Dental about Your Treatment Options
If you need a root canal procedure or dental implants, you’ll be needing crowns to finish the work. Speak to Titirangi Dental about your oral health needs and we will recommend the best possible treatment path. Visit our West Auckland dental clinic today. Call us on 09 817 6057 or contact us online.