If you believe you may need a crown, it's only natural to want to know more about them. They are an essential tool for a variety of procedures, and to find out more about how they can improve your smile, contact your Nashua, NH, dentist Dr. Farshad Pezeshki of Pearl Dental Associates.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Crowns can address a variety of dental problems. They are in essence a tooth-shaped protective cap that is bonded in place to keep your tooth from future harm and to return to your smile not only its appearance but its function.
Typically they are used on teeth that have suffered damage due to wear or have been cracked, or are for other reasons weakened.
When a cavity is much too big to accommodate a filling, even a lab-made one, your dentist will usually suggest a crown.
They are also used after a root canal procedure since so much of the tooth has to be removed in this tooth-saving treatment. But crowns are also used when a tooth is missing in conjunction with either a dental bridge or implant.
What Is a Temporary Crown?
A dental crown takes some time to make so in the meantime your dentist will usually install a temporary crown.
They are as their name suggests, temporary. Employing an adhesive that allows you to carry on as usual but that is much easier to remove than the one that will be used with the permanent crown. Which you will receive on your next visit.
In the meantime, you will need to take some precautions in the way you clean your teeth while eating, with the type of food you eat.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
The first step is to reshape the tooth so that it can receive the crown. This involves removing structure as well as building up, depending on the state of your tooth.
Then an impression is made which is sent to a lab to prepare your crown.
How Long Does a Crown Last?
The lifespan of a crown is impacted by many factors, including the type of materials employed, the position of the crown in the mouth, and general hygiene. The average is between 5 and 15 years but your individual results may vary.
Dental Crowns in Nashua, NH
Make an appointment today with Dr. Pezeshki of Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, by dialing 603-883-6010.