Types of Dental Crowns
Spring Hill, FL
The concept of dental crowns has been around for many years. Dentists recommend getting a crown when a tooth receives damage or chips off due to an accident. Our doctors and our doctors recommend patients get a dental crown after a thorough evaluation of their teeth. If you have an appointment with your dentist, they will let you know about the different types of dental crowns and which would be best for you.
Classification of Dental Crowns
Temporary Dental Crowns
When you go to your dentist to get a crown, they may prepare the tooth for a permanent crown and place a temporary cap for a short time. This temporary cap is called a temporary crown. Your dentist may remove it to place the permanent crown once prepared. Typically, a permanent crown can take up to a few weeks to prepare.
Some dental practices offer same-day crowns to patients. They prepare these crowns using digital methods involving computer-aided design (CAD). Dental technicians prepare same-day crowns by taking the exact size and creating it from a ceramic block while you wait.
Onlay Dental Crowns
Onlay or ¾ dental crowns are partial caps to cover a portion of the damaged tooth. These crowns are ideal for those who are uncomfortable with full crown caps. Dentists recommend onlay crowns when a small portion of a tooth receives damage or chips off.
Placing dental crowns requires a thorough evaluation of the tooth. A dentist identifies the cavity area and trims the tooth’s edges to fit the dental crown above it. Preparing the tooth is crucial as it serves as the foundation for the dental crown cap. Poor preparation may lead to discomfort when eating. After preparing the tooth, the dentist places a temporary crown.
The permanent crown takes up to a few weeks to prepare. Once done, the dentist removes the temporary crown and places the permanent one.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Crowns?
Most dental practices recommend getting a ceramic crown due to a few factors. The top-favoring point is its durability. Unlike other materials, ceramic offers superior durability when chewing. Moreover, the physical appearance of ceramic crowns gives them a natural look. Another factor that makes ceramic crowns a better option is their accurate placement. While other materials struggle to settle, ceramic crowns fit accurately due to the presence of a natural tooth mold.
Is it your first time getting a dental crown? We can relate to your feelings. Oral procedures can be overwhelming for some patients. The best way to ease the burden is by going through the details of dental crowns and other oral procedures involved in the process to prepare yourself.
Our doctors and our doctors at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care recommend patients compare different types and materials of dental crowns. The comparison helps you evaluate the pros and cons of each. You may consult your dentist before making a final choice.