Lots of people are afraid to smile or laugh because their teeth are misshapen, broken or decayed. However a Dentist Charleston can put an end to your fear with dental crowns.
Dental crowns are the perfect structure and cosmetic solution. In the procedure, covers shaped like a tooth are used to alleviate the patient's discomfort while restoring strength to the teeth. These coverings may be made of porcelain, metal or ceramic. Your Dentist may also use crowns to cap the post of a dental implant or to anchor a bridge.
During the first appointment, the Dentist will remove all the decay in the tooth. He or she will also add on structure to accommodate the crown. Then an impression is made. This is used by lab technicians to create a crown which fits the tooth while ensuring that the tooth will also look proportionately similar to the other teeth. The color of the crown can also be matched to that of the natural teeth. An acrylic or stainless steel crown with a natural feel and appearance is placed till the permanent crown is ready.
Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary one is removed and the new one is safely bonded with the use of a strong adhesive. The dentist will polish and buff the crown till the patient's bit is perfect. The procedure may differ from patient to patient depending on their goals.
A Dentist Charleston will offer a range of different types of crowns. Metal crowns are made from gold alloy, chromium, nickel or palladium. Although they are thin and durable, the metallic color may look artificial. However, all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are the most natural looking ones. Also, these are well suited for patients who have metal allergies. While they don't last long, they are the best option for front teeth. All-resin crowns are very affordable but have reduced longevity. Porcelain fused to metal crowns are also available and can be made to match the existing teeth.
If you haven't been able to smile or laugh because you were ashamed of the appearance of your teeth, visit a Dentist in your area today to find out more about dental crowns!