What You Should Know About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a secure way to fill gaps and help restore your smile if you have missing or damaged teeth. A crown can also help you bite and chew better, which can positively impact your entire body.

Here are some of the conditions that might lead a dentist to recommend crowns:

  • A damaged or missing filling
  • A decayed tooth needs protection
  • A dental bridge needs to be held in place
  • A broken tooth needs restoration
  • A dental implant needs a “cap” to create a functioning tooth
  1. Crowns duplicate the look and function of natural teeth. Your Glen Waverley dentist can design them to harmonize with the size, feel, and bite of your existing teeth. Crowns fit into your mouth perfectly so you don’t have to worry when you eat.
  2. Crowns are attractive. The color, shape, and size of a crown can be designed to fit perfectly in your mouth, so that crown can give you back your beautiful smile.
  3. Crowns can be used on exceptionally large cavities and thus eliminate the need for possible root canal procedures.
  4. Crowns are inexpensive! They can help you avoid other dental procedures that cost much more money.
  5. Longevity! The normal lifespan of a crown is from five to ten years and they can last even longer. Many insurance plans cover crown replacement after five years, so your only expense for the crown is the initial procedure.
  6. Permanence! Unlike other dental appliances crowns do not shift or break. Other appliances can crack, drop out, or be lost, but crowns stay in place!
  7. A crown can restore strength and function! Crowns can cover weak teeth and eliminate the need for their extraction. It is always better to save teeth when it is possible, and crowns can help to do it!

“The up to 25-Year Survival and Clinical Performance of 2,340 High Gold-Based Metal-Ceramic Single Crowns”

This study tracked the success rate of 2,340 crowns installed by one specialist.

It showed that at 10 years, the success rate was 97% (2,270 crowns that lasted over a decade).

At 25 years, the success rate was 85%.

That’s 1,989 out of 2,340 crowns that lasted over 25 years.

  • Source: International Journal of Prosthodontics . 2013, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p151-160. 10p. 2 Color Photographs, 4 Charts, 6 Graphs.
  • Author(s): Walton, Terry R.

Dental crowns can be part of your path to better dental health! Visit EK Dental Surgery to learn more.

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