Unfortunately cracked teeth are a common dental problem that can cause pain, sensitivity and damage to your tooth structure. At Healthy Smiles in Staten Island we provide a dental crown restoration service which is the ideal solution for cracked teeth that allow us to restore the function and appearance of your tooth.
A dental crown is a custom made cap that is placed over a tooth to help restore the shape, size and strength of the tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, metal alloys and porcelain. Dental crowns are designed to cover the entire tooth structure above the gum line which helps it give protection and support.
Dental crowns are used to protect the tooth from any further damage and infection by covering over the cracked area. If left unchecked this can begin to cause pain, sensitivity and damage to the pulp of the tooth. Dental crowns are also a great way to help restore the appearance of a cracked tooth to help it blend with your natural teeth
Once we have examined, determined the extent of the damage, the dental crown procedure first begins by the removal of any damaged or decayed tooth structure which will then allow us to shape the remaining tooth to create a secure base for the dental crown. A scan of your tooth will then be taken which will allow us to create your custom dental crown. Once the crown is ready to be placed on to the affected tooth, we will then cement the crown on to the tooth.
Dental crowns offer several benefits for cracked teeth, including:
Dental crowns help to protect your tooth from further damage and prevent infection.
Also a great way to restore the function and appearance of your tooth, so it blends in with your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Comfort is key! so with dental crowns, it can help to alleviate the pain and sensitivity that often comes with a cracked tooth.
Dental crowns can improve your overall oral health by preventing further damage to your tooth and surrounding teeth.
As long as proper care and maintenance is taken with dental crowns, they can last for many years. Remember to regularly brush and floss and if possible avoid biting down hard on objects or certain foods. Visiting your dentist for regular checkups and hygiene cleanings is also key. Depending on the material of your crown and how well you care for it, it can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or longer.
Like any dental procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with dental crowns. These can include:
Patients may experience a sensitivity to hold or cold temperatures after receiving a dental crown.
In rare cases, patients may be allergic to the materials used to make the dental crowns.
Discomfort or soreness is one of the common issues that some patients are known to have but this is normal especially after the procedure.
Be careful not to bite down on hard objects or certain types of food as this can use the crown to break or chip.
If the crown is not properly fitted or maintained, it can lead to tooth decay or other oral health problems.
Dental crowns are an effective solution for cracked teeth that can provide long-lasting protection and support for your tooth. If you have a cracked tooth or other dental problem, talk to us here at Healthy Smiles and drop us a message via our contact page With proper care and maintenance, a dental crown can restore your oral health and appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence.