A dental crown is a type of restoration designed to support a tooth, which has a root that’s healthy enough to stay in place, but which needs some surface work in order to promote stability and maximum dental health.
Here are a few situations that might call for a dental crown:
- Rehabilitating damaged teeth, so they look natural and work more effectively
- Replacing a damaged or missing filling
- Protecting a decayed tooth
- As an anchor for dental bridges
- As the cap over a dental implant to create a naturally functioning tooth
Crowns are quite similar to your natural teeth. Your dentist can design them to match the size, feel, and shape of your existing teeth. Once in your mouth, they function like your natural teeth.
Crowns are flexible. The color, shape, and size of a crown can be altered so that a crown can give you back your beautiful smile.
Crowns are relatively inexpensive. They can be used in place of other more expensive treatments.
Crowns can sometimes be used to cover exceptionally large cavities and thus avoid a more complicated root canal procedure.
Crowns last! The working life of a crown is up to a decade and some last even longer. Many insurance plans cover a crown’s replacement after five years. Your only expense for the crown might be the initial procedure!
Crowns stay in place! The long lifespan means that crowns are permanently placed. They do not budge. Other dental appliances can crack, drop out, or be lost, but crowns stay there!
Crowns can also be used to protect weak teeth and lessen the likelihood of their extraction. A crown can restore a tooth’s original function, strength, and appearance.
DENTAL CROWNS STUDY:
“The up to 25-Year Survival and Clinical Performance of 2,340 High Gold-Based Metal-Ceramic Single Crowns”
This study tracked the success rate of 2,340 crowns installed by one specialist.
It showed that at 10 years, the success rate was 97% (2,270 crowns that lasted over a decade).
At 25 years, the success rate was 85%.
That’s 1,989 out of 2,340 crowns that lasted over 25 years.
- Source: International Journal of Prosthodontics . 2013, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p151-160. 10p. 2 Color Photographs, 4 Charts, 6 Graphs.
- Author(s): Walton, Terry R.
- Reference Link: To access the article click here
Dental Crowns can be part of your path to better dental health! Visit Simply Smiles Dental to learn more!
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