A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth. It can be used to improve the appearance, shape or alignment of the tooth or placed over an implant to achieve the shape and functional structure of a tooth.
Dental crowns, what are they?
Dental crowns, also known as “caps”, are a common type of dental prosthesis used to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. Crowns can help improve the appearance and function of the mouth, and can prevent additional dental problems in the future.
A dental crown consists of a piece of metal, ceramic or porcelain that fits over a natural tooth to completely cover it. Crowns may be necessary to treat a variety of dental problems, such as advanced tooth caries, tooth fractures, excessive tooth wear, or discolored or misshapen teeth.
The process of placing a dental crown usually begins with the preparation of the natural tooth. The dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth to allow for the placement of the crown. Impressions are then taken of the tooth prepared for the crown, which are used to create a custom model of the mouth. The model is sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is fabricated.
Once the crown has been fabricated, the dentist will place it on the natural tooth and adjust it to make sure it fits properly in the mouth. Finally, the crown will be fixed in place using dental cement.
There are several different types of dental crowns available, including metal crowns, porcelain crowns and ceramic crowns. Dentists can recommend the most appropriate type of crown for each individual case.
It is important to properly care for a dental crown to keep it in good condition. This includes daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist for checkups and professional cleanings.
In conclusion, dental crowns are an effective way to protect and restore damaged or weakened teeth. The process of placing a crown is relatively simple and convenient, and patients can choose from a variety of crown options. If you think you may need a dental crown, contact us to learn more about the treatment options available.
Conservative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of early dental disease to avoid the need for more invasive procedures in the future. The primary goal of conservative dentistry is to preserve natural tooth structure and promote long-term oral health.
Prevention is a key component of conservative dentistry. We dentists encourage proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dental office for a professional cleaning and dental exam. In addition, we can offer personalized advice on how to maintain a balanced diet and avoid foods and beverages that can damage teeth, such as soft drinks and sweets.
Early diagnosis is another important aspect of conservative dentistry. Treatment at this early stage can be simple and less invasive, and can avoid the need for more complex and costly treatment in the future. At Clinica Llobell we can offer you the most current technology in radiodiagnostics for your best treatment.
Conservative dentistry treatment focuses on preserving natural tooth structure. This includes the removal of damaged or diseased dental tissue, and the replacement of this tissue with high quality dental materials, such as composite resins. Within these, you should know that there are different qualities. Clínica Llobell only uses proven materials and AAA quality.
Conservative dentistry is an important part of modern dentistry, and its focus on prevention and early treatment can help patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile in the long term.