What is a Dental Crown? – Understanding the Basics

There are numerous dental procedures you may need. Regular cleanings or fillings are common, but more intensive procedures also occur on a regular basis and in many cases have a greater impact on your smile or overall oral health. One such procedure is a dental crown. Knowing more about this procedure is important when you’re planning on having it done and learning more only takes a few minutes. It’s a common procedure that has been done for years but thanks to modern advances, it is even easier and more effective than ever before. Essentially a dental crown is a type of restorative dental procedure that involves capping over a tooth or even an implant. In most cases, material is shaped into the crown and then bonded to the tooth. Normally, this is used with major cavities where encasing the tooth in the crown stops the cavity from being an issue since food particles can no longer reach it. It can have a big impact on positive dental health and is also used for aesthetic reasons quite commonly. As a result, it’s one of the most common restorative dental procedures. The process is simple in theory but using a skilled dental crown expert is important. In a regular procedure, parts of the tooth are removed to help the crown bond properly. The dentist will use an impression of a tooth to mold the crown and then bond it to your existing tooth once it has been prepared. Various measurements and molds may need to be taken to ensure the proper fit and finding an expert at the process is important for getting the very best results since they’ll have the skill and patience to do it the right way. In some cases, a crown will actually be applied to a dental implant to complete its look. No matter what the specific purpose, these are excellent additions to your oral health. The drawback is they can sometimes be expensive but many dentists often offer payment plans to help offset the costs. Overall, the results from the crown are well worth the money as well as the time you spend. What is a dental crown? One more way to ensure good dental health and a great smile you can be proud of.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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