Dental Crowns at Geelong Dentist Clinic
Dental crowns are used to fix damaged teeth. If your teeth are cracked, broken, chipped or decayed, a dental crown can help to restore your teeth. They protect your teeth from further damage. They also allow your teeth to heal. They blend in with the rest of your teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have a crown.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
There are several reasons someone may need a dental crown. As mentioned, you may need a crown because your teeth are damaged in some way. Here are other reasons a person may need a dental crown:
- Your teeth have been weakened or are decaying
- Teeth whitening won’t work on your teeth
- A filling is not possible, due to the excessive decay or damage to the tooth
- You’ve had a root canal and need to protect the remaining tooth structure
How to Prepare for a Dental Crown
First, the dentist will perform a review of your teeth to see if they need a crown. Some teeth may be too weak to crown. If that is the case, you may need an extraction and a bridge or dental implant. During your appointment your dentist will decide what the best course of action and explain all the options and costs involved.
If you are getting a crown, your dentist will create a mold of your mouth and teeth. This is so they can create a crown that will match the rest of your teeth. Once the crown is created, you will come back and have the crown installed.
Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?
You will require local anesthetic for the procedure. You shouldn’t feel any pain from the process. The dentist will install the crown, then adjust and shape it so that it fits in with the rest of your teeth. You may experience some discomfort after the procedure is over. This is very normal. Your dentist can prescribe you painkillers to help you can deal with the pain.
How Long Can You Expect a Dental Crown to Last?
A dental crown lasts for about 10 years, however if looked after and if you brush and floss dental crowns can last over 15 years. This depends on a number of factors. For example, if you grind your teeth while you sleep this may reduce the lifespan of the crown, particularly if you do not wear a mouth guard. The material of your crown and your dentist’s expertise also depend on how long your crown lasts.
Will People Be Able to Tell the Difference Between My Crown and my Teeth?
This depends on what your crown is made out of. If it is made of metal people will be able to tell the difference. If it is made with tooth-colored enamel, they won’t be able to tell and will perfectly match the shape and colour of your original tooth.
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If you would like to discuss dental crowns with a friendly and gentle dentist, please call Geelong Dentist Clinic on 1300 657 033, during your initial appointment we will be able to assess the suitability of a crown and further questions you may have.