Dental Crowns in Brookfield, CT
Dental crowns are used to repair and restore teeth. The primary reason why Dr. Echavarria recommends a dental crown for her patients in the Brookfield, CT, area is because a tooth is decayed, broken, or chipped.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are hollow tooth-shaped appliances that fit over an existing tooth. The crown may be made of resin, porcelain, ceramic, or metal. Dr. Echavarria will recommend a dental crown rather than a tooth extraction if you have a dental problem that doesn’t affect neighboring teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns have many benefits that make them appealing to people, including:
- Match your natural teeth
- Prevent tooth extractions
- Protect biting surface for chewing
- Permanent replacements for natural teeth
- Restore the natural shape and size of damaged teeth
- Used for tooth decay, as well as cosmetic concerns, such as chipped teeth
Types of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are made from resin, porcelain, metal, and ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic offer the most natural-looking results, but they are also the most expensive option. Resin dental crowns are the most affordable, but they may not match your natural teeth perfectly. Metal crowns are made from gold, chromium, nickel, and palladium. These types of crowns offer a unique aesthetic to your smile.
What Is the Procedure for Placing Dental Crowns?
Dr. Echavarria begins the procedure for a dental crown by preparing your natural tooth. Part of the enamel is removed so the crown fits over the tooth. Next, Dr. Echavarria applies a small amount of dental adhesive to your natural tooth and places the crown over the tooth. She then checks the fit and makes any necessary adjustments. A follow-up appointment at our office is set within a few weeks to check your progress with the new crown.
What Should I Expect After Dental Crowns?
You should be able to eat normally right after getting your dental crown. Brush and floss dental crowns the same way as your natural teeth. Also, check around the base of the crown. If you notice a gap between the bottom of the crown and your gum line, contact us to schedule a follow-up appointment.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns typically last 10 to 30 years. Taking care of your new crown and proper oral hygiene ensures that the crown lasts as long as possible. Dental crowns can be damaged, so it’s important to protect your teeth during activities. Seeing Dr. Echavarria regularly for your routine exams and cleanings also help your dental crowns last.
Learn More About Dental Crowns
Call DiBella Dental Care today. We are happy to answer your questions about dental crowns for Brookfield, CT, residents. We can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Echavarria to find out if dental crowns are right for you.