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Crowns become necessary when a tooth is compromised or weakened beyond the repair capabilities of a filling. While some individuals opt for crowns for cosmetic enhancements, the primary indication is the insufficient remaining tooth structure.

This need typically arises from scenarios such as extensive fillings, fractures, or weakened conditions resulting from root canal treatment.


So, what exactly is a dental crown?

A dental crown serves as a tooth-shaped cap that is positioned over a damaged tooth. Offering a permanent solution, once securely in place, a crown is designed to seamlessly blend in, providing a tooth-like appearance, sensation, and functionality.


What are the benefits of having a dental crown fitted?

A crown can help support a tooth with a weakened structure or significant damage, and prevent further decay, preserving your natural tooth for the future. Crowns can also improve the appearance of a tooth that is chipped or stained, restoring the tooth to its usual shape and colour.

As long as you take proper care of your teeth, a dental crown can last for years. Your dentist will advise you on how long you can expect your crown to last and how to maintain it.


What occurs in the aftermath of having a crown fitted?

Following the placement of a crown, you may encounter some initial discomfort. The tooth might exhibit an unfamiliar sensation and heightened sensitivity, but this is a normal occurrence that typically subsides within two or three days. Soreness around the gum area may also be present, but diligent brushing can promote the restoration of healthy, pink gums.


What are the alternatives to crowns?

If a crown isn’t deemed suitable by your dentist, they might suggest one of the following options:

Veneers – These are thin, custom-made porcelain moldings bonded to the front surface of a tooth, providing a swift and effective solution for chipped, discolored, misshapen, or crooked teeth.

Fillings – Utilized to address cavities, fillings are crucial in alleviating toothache and preventing further decay. The two most common types are amalgam (metal) and composite, which matches the natural color of your teeth.


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