A dental crown is a 'cap' that is placed over a tooth. It covers the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are used to support a dental bridge, cover a dental implant, or protect a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about designing and implants for dental crowns.
What are Dental Crowns Made Of?
There are three main types of dental crowns: all-metal, all-ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. All-metal crowns are made of gold or other metals and are used in areas of the mouth that do not show when you smile. All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth and can be used in any area of the mouth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are made of metal with a porcelain coating. They are strong and can be used in any area of the mouth.
The type of dental crown you choose will be based on several factors including the location of the tooth, the amount of biting force exerted on the tooth, and your personal preference. Your dentist will help you choose the best type of dental crown for your needs.
Designing Your Dental Crown
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or composite resin. The type of material used will depend on the location of the tooth and the amount of visible tooth that needs to be covered. When designing your dental crown, your dentist will take into consideration the color of your existing teeth and the shape of your smile. In some cases, a portion of the surrounding teeth may need to be filed down in order to create a seamless fit. Once your dental crown is designed, it will be sent to a lab where it will be milled and sintered. K&A Design offers a wide range of services, including design, milling, and sintering for all types of dental crowns. They utilize the latest technology and equipment to ensure that your crowns are made with precision and to the highest standards.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
It is important to take care of your dental crown so that it lasts as long as possible. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Avoid chewing hard foods such as ice or hard candy as these can damage or break your dental crown. See your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings as recommended. With proper care, your dental crown could last a lifetime!
Dental crowns are an excellent way to restore damaged or decayed teeth. They are also used to support dental bridges and cover implants. If you are considering getting a dental crown, be sure to talk to your dentist about which type of crown is right for you as well as how to properly care for it so that it lasts for many years to come!