Dental crowns are a restorative dental solution to many dental issues. At Mayfair Family Dentistry, located on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, we specialize in dental bonding. If you think that you may be in need of dental bonding, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dental crowns are used when a filling or dental bonding may not be sufficient enough for the repair needed to the affected tooth. Reasons for needing a dental crown include decay, cracks, discoloration, and fracture. Dental crowns are made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or it could be a full gold crown. It usually will take two visits to the dentist in order to get your dental crown installed. At the first visit, the affected tooth will be shaved down and shaped so that the crown will be able to be placed over it. Then, an impression of that tooth will be made, so that it is able to fit properly and matches the size and shape of surrounding teeth. After this visit, you will be provided a temporary crown while you wait for your more permanent one to be molded. In about 2-3 weeks, your crown will be ready and should last you about 10-15 years.
Dental crowns provide a long-lasting solution to many dental issues. They can last over a decade and are specially made to match surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color. Dental crowns offer comfort as well as the aesthetic benefits of providing a natural appearance. Dental crowns are also an extremely low maintenance solution to many dental issues. You can eat whatever foods you choose, unlike dentures or partial dentures which prohibit you from eating certain foods. Just brush and floss at least twice daily to keep your dental crown and surrounding teeth in decent shape.
If you have any further questions or concerns about dental crowns, the staff at Mayfair Family Dentistry would be happy to assist you. Get started on your path to having a bright smile that you are proud to show off at Mayfair Family Dentistry.