A dental crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can be used to attach bridges, to protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.
Zirconium is becoming one of the most chosen materials for dental crowns because of its multiple advantages:
- The strength of zirconium is extremely impressive. It is more than 10 times stronger than human enamel.
- Zirconium crowns are long-term restorations
- Zirconium crowns are translucent enough to be similar to natural teeth
- They have no metal fuse, they are modifiable in size, shape and colour, these type of crowns need less tooth structure removal
Preparing a tooth for a crown usually involves two visits here at Premier Smiles. Dr Arhiri is an experienced cosmetic dentist who provides patients throughout Main Line area, suburb Philadelphia with a range of cosmetic services including: crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth bonding, Zoom Tooth Whitening.
First step is examining and preparing the tooth and the second is the placement of the permanent crown.At your first visit, Dr Arhiri may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and the surrounding bone. If the tooth has huge decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth‘s pulp, a root canal treatment may be done first. After working on the tooth which requires this type of restoration, a paste will be used to make an impression of it. The impressions are sent to a lab where the crown will be manufactured. Your permanent crown will arrive in 2 weeks. Until then, your dentist will give you a temporary crown in order to cover and protect the tooth.
At your second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and the permanent crown will be cemented in your mouth. And that is it.
After receiving your permanent crown, Dr Arhiri strongly advise you to respect your oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for your professional cleanings and regular check-ups. Remember that simply because a tooth is crowned, that does not mean the tooth is protected for cavity or gum disease. So you must pay attention to all these details that matters for your oral health.
To schedule an appointment with Premier Smiles, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice in Main Line area, Philadelphia today.