Have you recently chipped or cracked your tooth? Has your tooth developed a cavity? If this is the case, the structure of your tooth may be compromised. Having a structurally compromised tooth can lead to an unhealthy bite, which can cause even more damage to the ailing tooth, as well as the rest of your mouth. To prevent this from happening, your dentist may recommend replacing the compromised crown with a new, structurally sound one. There are several interesting facts about dental crowns. Knowing them will help prepare you for receiving one.
Depending on the location of the tooth and how much pressure the newly placed crown will be exposed to, your dentist has several materials to choose from. It may be made from porcelain, zirconia, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal.
Using an imaging device, your dentist creates a full 3D model of your tooth on a computer. This model will then be crafted in-office by your dentist, ensuring the new crown retains the structure and shape of the tooth it is replacing. Thanks to this technology, you can generally have your crown created and placed in one visit.
Using the computer-generated scans and lifelike materials your doctor will create a custom-made dental crown that will look and act like your old tooth. You can enjoy a comfortable bite and a confident smile with your new restoration.