It's a good idea to learn a little bit about dental crowns, so you know whether one may be able to help you at any point in the future. The short guide here will give you some education on dental crowns. Here are some of the things you should know about them.
Dental crowns are made to fit
If you need a dental crown, then the dentist is going to make sure that the crown is made to fit your tooth, and your natural bite. Your tooth may take up too much room as it is to allow for a crown to be placed over it. Therefore, the dentist will prepare the tooth by grinding it down just enough for it to accommodate your appliance. Once the tooth has been made to be the right shape, a mold is made and the mold will go to the lab where the crown is designed to fit the tooth, fit nicely against the rest of your teeth, designed to have the visual appearance of your other teeth and made so there is no interference with the way your teeth all come together when your mouth is closed.
Dental crowns come in many styles
While most people just want to make their teeth look the way they used to before one tooth was damaged or decayed, there are still many options available for anyone wanting to take advantage of the opportunity to add some personality to their smile. You can go with a full metal crown that is either silver or gold. You can go with a crown that is mostly porcelain, but has a touch of gold, such as a gold frame around it or gold in the center. You can also go with a crown that has a tattoo on it. If you want a crown tattoo then be sure to go with something that isn't going to look like you have food stuck in your teeth.
Dental crowns can still be vulnerable
Some people get many crowns put in their mouths and then they feel like their mouth is invincible. This is not true. You are still going to need to be careful because crowns can also get damaged like teeth do. The crowns can also stain if you don't watch what you eat and brush them like you should. Crowns can also become loose and fall out, needing to be replaced by the dentist again.