Dr. Deana Risos provides you with a comprehensive way to restore the look and function of your teeth, using dental crowns in Chula Vista.
Dental crowns are used to straighten teeth and correct the appearance, shape, and alignment of teeth in your mouth. Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic objects that are firmly cemented onto the tooth being restored and can only be removed by a dentist. Generally, dental crowns are used for the purpose of covering damaged tooth or a dental implant.
How Are Dental Crowns Made?
First, your tooth (or teeth) is reduced in size so that it can allow the crown to fit in perfectly. The dentist then takes an impression of your tooth so that an exact mold of the crown can be made. The dental crown is made in such a way that it matches the color of your existing teeth to offer more esthetic appeal.
While you wait for placement of a permanent crown, the dentist will put in place a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth.
When the permanent crown is ready, the dentist places it on the prepared tooth and makes the necessary adjustments until you are satisfied with how it looks and feels.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?
Dr. Deana Risos provides four types of dental crowns to patients in Chula Vista:
Ceramic – This crown is made of porcelain-based materials and is used to restore the front tooth. Ceramic crown has the ability to blend perfectly with the natural color of your teeth.
Porcelain - fused to metal- These are extremely durable. They bond strongly to the tooth than regular porcelain crowns.
Gold crowns - these types of crowns are made of alloys of gold, copper, silver and other metals. They not only provide strong bond to the tooth, they don’t fracture of wear the tooth away.
Base metal crowns - Dental crowns made of alloys of non-noble metals are very strong and highly resistant to corrosion.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Dental crowns can last a lifetime, but it’s important to ensure you practice good oral hygiene so that the crowns do not come loose or fall out. Dr. Deanna Risos recommends brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily to keep your gums and teeth healthy. It is essential to come for regular checkups with the dentist to monitor your progress.
Dr. Deanna Risos explains that the best way prevent damage to your crowns and ensure their longevity is to avoid chewing hard foods such as ice, carrots etc.
Best Quality Dental Crowns in Chula Vista
Your tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment can be improved significantly if you have dental crowns put in place. This helps in preventing dental occlusion (bad bite) and bad breathe from occurring. Consult with Dr. Deanna Risos to find out how she can help you achieve a healthier smile, using dental crowns in Chula Vista.
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