Dental crowns in Abington are a treatment that has the potential to restore your smile’s function, improve its appearance, and help you get back to enjoying all your favorite foods and drinks. Crowns don’t take a lot of time to install, and they can serve as a long-lasting solution to a range of dental problems. Let’s talk more about how this service might be just what the dentist ordered.
A dental crown is simply a custom-made cap that your dentist in Abington permanently places over one of your teeth. Crowns are often used to:
In the past, metals like gold and silver were the go-to choices for crowns. However, many patients dislike metal restorations because they clash so badly with the natural color of teeth. In our office, we use all-ceramic crowns. They blend seamlessly with a person’s smile, making it difficult if not impossible for onlookers to spot that you’ve had some dental work done.
When we decide that you need a crown, we start the process by preparing your tooth. We may have to file it down a bit or fill it in so that it fits well under the restoration and is strong enough to support it. Then, we take impressions of your teeth to ensure that the crown works with your natural bite in a way that is comfortable for you. We give you a temporary crown to wear until your permanent, custom-made restoration arrives.
We send information about your case, including the impression of your teeth, to a laboratory. They craft your porcelain crown with the utmost care and precision. When it’s ready, they send it to us. You can then come back to our office so we can install the crown and put the finishes touches are on your restored smile.
On average, porcelain dental crowns last for between five and 15 years. However, if you care for your crown well and don’t have any accidents, it’s possible that your crown will last even longer than 15 years. You just need to be careful to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid activities that could break the crown, such as chewing on ice or playing sports without a proper mouthguard.
If your crown ever falls out or suffers damage, please give us a call as soon as you can. We may be able to repair it and reattach it. If that isn’t possible, we might suggest that you get a new crown altogether so you can go back to enjoying a fully functional smile.
Your cosmetic dentist in Abington would love to talk to you about dental crowns! If you have questions about this service, please contact us.