Dental Crowns: Restoring Your Smile with Confidence
At Dental Specialists America in Medellín, we take pride in offering top-notch dental care to help you get a healthy and confident smile.
Learn how dental crowns can transform your smile and boost your confidence.
Understanding Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be more easily explained as tooth caps or dental caps, are prosthetic restorations that encase damaged or weakened teeth.
Dental crowns provide strength, protection, and aesthetic improvement, making them an excellent solution for a variety of dental issues.
Dental crowns are typically made from durable materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, zirconia, lithium disilicate or a combination of these, ensuring long-lasting functionality and a natural appearance.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
1. Restoring Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns serve as a protective shield for teeth that have been significantly damaged due to decay, cracks, or fractures.
By covering the affected tooth, crowns provide strength and support, preventing further deterioration and potential tooth loss.
They effectively restore the shape, size, and functionality of damaged teeth, enabling you to bite, chew, and speak with ease.
Dental crowns can be placed on dental implants to replace lost teeth.
Dental crowns also can be part of a major dental treatment plan like a smile makeover or full mouth restoration.
2. Enhance Aesthetic Appearance
In addition to their functional benefits, dental crowns greatly contribute to the overall aesthetic of your smile.
With advancements in dental technology, crowns can be customized to match the color, shape, and alignment of your natural teeth seamlessly.
Whether you have discolored, misshapen, or uneven teeth, dental crowns offer a transformative solution, giving you a radiant and confident smile.
3. Strengthening Weakened Teeth
Teeth that have undergone extensive dental procedures, such as root canals, can become weak and prone to fractures.
Dental crowns are an ideal option for reinforcing these weakened teeth, providing added protection and durability.
By preserving the integrity of the tooth structure, crowns help prevent further damage and ensure long-term oral health.
4. Improving Dental Functionality
If you’re experiencing difficulty in biting, chewing, or speaking due to damaged teeth, dental crowns can significantly enhance your dental functionality.
By restoring the proper alignment and occlusion of your teeth, crowns improve your bite force distribution, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and speak clearly without any discomfort.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Receiving a dental crown is a straightforward process that typically requires two visits to our clinic.
Our experienced team of only specialists will guide you through each step, ensuring a safe treatment with the best possible results.
1. Consultation and Examination
During your initial consultation, our specialist will thoroughly examine your oral health, assess the condition of the affected tooth, and determine if a dental crown is the most suitable solution for your needs. X-rays or digital scans may be taken to obtain a comprehensive assesment of the tooth and supporting tissue.
2. Tooth Preparation
Before placing the dental crown, the tooth receiving the crown needs to be prepared.
The professional will carefully remove any decay or damaged portions of the tooth, shaping it to create space for the crown.
In some cases, a buildup or filling material may be applied to strengthen the tooth further.
3. Impression and Temporary Crown
Once the tooth is prepared, a detailed impression in silicon or digital scan of the tooth and surrounding area is taken.
This impression serves as a blueprint for the fabrication of your dental crown.
In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth and provide a healthy appearance until the permanent crown is ready.
4. Crown construction
Using advanced dental technology and the impression obtained, our skilled technicians will fabricate your dental crown with precision and care.
The choice of material will be discussed with you, considering your specific conditions, needs, budget, and desired aesthetic outcome.
5. Crown Placement
Once your final crown is ready, you will return for the final appointment.
The temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is carefully placed and adjusted to ensure a proper fit and bite alignment.
Finally the specialist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure the occlusal contacts are perfect and your comfort and optimal functionality.
6. Aftercare and Maintenance
After receiving your dental crown, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups will help ensure the longevity and durability of your crown.
Avoiding excessive biting or chewing on hard objects will also help prevent damage to the crown.
Highest quality dental care can be affordable. Our team of dental specialists at Dental specialists America Medellín will help you transform your needs into renewed confidence.
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