If you have a tooth that is chipped or cracked, you need to act fast before bacteria gets into the tooth and causes even more damage, discomfort, and pain. Your dentist may have a few different options when deciding how to treat your tooth, and one of these may be a crown. Here is some information on the many benefits of ceramic crowns.
What Are Ceramic Crowns?
Crowns are essentially “caps” that fit snuggly over the tooth. One of the benefits of a crown that is made out of ceramic is that it looks just like your other teeth; odds are you won’t even be able to tell which tooth it has been placed on after the process is complete. Ceramic crowns are also tough and durable enough to fix a tooth that is so damaged that a regular filling wouldn’t be enough to restore the structure. They can also fix teeth that are worn down, or they might be used in addition to a filling to help provide support. They can also be used to cover dental implants and hold dental bridges in place. And, they can be used for cosmetic purposes as well – they can cover a tooth that is severely discolored or a tooth that is misshapen or smaller than surrounding teeth.
What Is the Procedure for Getting a Ceramic Crown?
Another benefit of getting a ceramic dental crown is that the process is quick; it usually only takes two visits to the dentist. At the first visit, your dentist will examine your tooth to make sure a crown is the right choice, and then the tooth will be prepared for the crown. You will be given a temporary crown to wear until your permanent one is ready, which will be placed on your second visit.
Ceramic crowns can repair extensive damage to teeth, but they also offer a cosmetic benefit and can make your teeth look like new. To see if a ceramic crown might be right for you, contact Lerner & Lemongello in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for a consultation. Call (561) 627-9000 for an appointment today!