Dental Crowns In Hanford

A dental crown is the term used to “cap a damaged tooth”. At Yanez Dental, it is applied to restore a tooth’s shape and dimension; apart from offering strength. It extends a lovely smiling appearance. Once applied, the crowns exceptionally cover the visible part of damaged tooth.

Why a Dental Crown May Be Applied?

Dental crown are applied to manage the following dental conditions:

  • To guard a feeble tooth against decay, breaking or to hold together fragments of a fractured tooth.
  • It helps restore a severely worn down tooth.
  • It works to support a tooth with a large filling over the rotten tooth.
  • It works to hold a dental bridge in right place.
  • It helps give your discolored or misshaped tooth a fresh look.
  • It can have used for hiding any dental implants.
  • It can cover a tooth following a root canal procedure.

What Types of Crown Materials Are Available?

Yanez Dental in Hanford may apply dental crowns by using materials such as metal, porcelain fused metal, resin, or from ceramic. The enduring metal crowns include gold, nickel, palladium or chromium. These crown procedures require the removal of a small piece of tooth and filling, which helps with bite. However, their color is a big downside; that is why they are usually not recommended for frontal teeth tweaking.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are best to match the color of your natural teeth; they offer a more natural dental look. Resin-based dental crowns are comparatively less expensive than the remaining lot. However, they are more likely to break, compared to their counterparts.

The ceramic crowns, on the other hand, offers a rather hard inner core. These dental crowns usually surrounded by a durable porcelain shield, which help makes them strong in comparison to all-porcelain crowns, all while offering a natural appearance to your smile as well.

The Dental Crown Procedure at Hanford

In a preliminary examination of your decayed tooth and your overall teeth line, Dr. Simon Yanez, use sophisticated gadgets and performs an x-ray to determine the actual damage, then makes a customized prototype of the damaged tooth while properly cleaning your whole teeth line. If there is a threat of any infection or decay, root canal management may be required first to better arrange room for the crown to fit properly.

During the follow-up visit, the permanent customized crown is placed after removing the temporary crown. If everything including color combination and the bite is to satisfaction, the permanent crown can then be precisely cemented in place.

Same day crown service is also available to cure the dental issue, following removal of decay and shaping the tooth for a perfect fitting inside the crown; followed by the final capping with the crown. The procedure involves digital picture taking of the tooth and creating a 3D model of the tooth. The procedure is usually known as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). The crown capping takes not more than 15-30 minutes’ time at most.

Does a Crowned Tooth Needs Some Distinct Care?

No, it does not! However, the original tooth still requires decay-protection. Good oral hygiene management is about all you need to do at home apart from regular visits with us. You need to avoid biting on hard surfaces with porcelain crowns to prevent it from possible cracking.

Things to Consider

Discomfort: Initially newly placed crowns may give you a strange feeling, you will need a little bit of biting practice apart from also experiencing some mild heat and cold sensitivity (if the nerves of the tooth are affected). It can cure with time and application of recommended toothpaste. Call us, if the discomfort stays and continues.

Chipped crown: All porcelain crowns have the potential to chip. Tiny tweaking can be done on hand for minor chips, while replacement of a crown will have to be performed to cure any larger chips.

Loose crown: If the bonding glue starts draining under the crown, it can cause the crown to loosen, creating the risk of bacterial accumulation. If this case may be your current situation, contact Yanez Dental immediately!

Allergic reaction: Usually crowns are made of a metal mix. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, and in extremely rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur. If this is the case, contact us for appropriate measures.

Your proper care of capped crowns usually will not require much dental tweaking; apart from this, it works to save you from acquiring developmental gum and teeth diseases, potential pain, and poor smiling appearance. If you are facing any dental decay or need tooth crowning, visit Hanford dental practice Yanez Dental, for proper management of your dental crown procedure. We are also available to assist you with required dental cleanings and timely head and neck checkups, to save you from acquiring any nasty medical or dental condition in future.