Dental Crowns FAQ
Frequently Asked Dental Crowns Questions Lowell IN
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a dental restoration made from different kinds of materials to restore a tooth to original shape and function following tooth fracture, cracked tooth, root canal treatment, or large decay.
Why is Lowell Family Dentistry the best choice for a dental crown?
We make sure the fit of the dental crown is ideal prior to any cementation. We use an excellent lab in the United States to fabricate our restorations. We do not use any overseas services.
What different materials are used for dental crowns?
Zirconia, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold.
Why is a dental crown needed?
Mainly to restore the shape and size of a damaged tooth. If too much of a tooth is compromised or weakened, a crown is often indicated. A crown is often essential after a root canal.
How long do dental crowns last?
Any were from 5 years to 15 years. The wide range is due to the reason behind the failure. Lack of hygiene and decay are the number one reasons for an early loss of a crown, so proper hygiene is paramount to the longevity of a crown or bridge.
Also, one point many dentists fail to mention is the possible need for a root canal after the crown or bridge is cemented. This can happen immediately or over 25 years. The risk is 10-15%, and it’s higher if the crown is a replacement crown for a failed one.
Does a crowned tooth require special care?
Just like natural teeth, brushing and flossing are a must.