Healthy and strong teeth are needed for proper chewing, talking, and a good appearance. Structurally weak and compromised teeth are prone to fracture and are not aesthetically pleasing. A lot of times, when teeth fracture, they are not restorable and must be pulled.
Having structurally weak teeth puts extra pressure on the rest of dentition and negatively affects the other teeth. Moreover, the look of our teeth, mouth, and smile can play a huge role in how certain we feel about ourselves when interacting with others. Having self-conscious about your smile can be because of the appearance of discolored teeth and broken teeth. Given that we need to converse with others on a daily basis, be that as a part of our works, family and social lives, feelings of anxiety usually result when we feel that other people are focusing on the appearance of our teeth.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped shell that is positioned over that damaged part of the tooth to restore it to its initial function, shape and appearance. A crown is also positioned over dental implants in order to replace a broken or missing tooth.
A crown gives your decayed, missing or broken tooth a new lease of life and protects it from extra damage. In addition to return strength, structure, and function to the tooth, a crown will protect the jaw’s proper alignment. Your Coquitlam dentists, at Lougheed Family Dental, have extensive training and experience with all types of dental crowns.
Type of dental crowns
All-ceramic dental crowns are the most common type of crowns, and they are liked for their natural color match and strength. Moreover, these crowns are the best alternative for individuals with metal allergies. Our Coquitlam dentists recommend the all-ceramic crowns for front teeth and most of back teeth.
If you are self-conscious about your extensively decayed, cracked, or worn teeth, ceramic dental crowns can bring back your healthy, white teeth and natural-looking smile. In addition to fulfilling practical requirements, ceramic dental crowns also enhance the esthetics of teeth.
Gold crowns are admired for their tolerance to wear and their ability to withstand heavy chewing and biting forces in people who grind their teeth. The main drawback of metal crowns is the color. With the new stronger generation of ceramic crowns, gold crowns are not used a lot anymore.
Resin crowns are known to be cheaper than some of the other crowns. They are mostly done for front teeth. However, they are likely to be affected by wear over time. They are more prone to chipping compared to Ceramic crowns.