Dental Crowns: Are They Worth It?
Posted by Larsen Dental Care on Aug 24 2021, 08:48 AM
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed on top of damaged teeth to restore their shape and strength and protect them from further damage. Crowns are available in various types and material options.
Dr. Bryce Larsen at Larsen Dental Care in Pocatello, Idaho, offers specialized crown treatments to patients requiring damaged tooth restoration. In this blog, we’re looking into the many advantages offered by dental crowns.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns?
There are three different types of crowns available, each of which serves a specific purpose:
- Temporary Crowns:As the name suggests, temporary crowns are prosthetics used as stop-gap solutions until permanent crowns are made.
- Same-Day Crowns:Also known as CEREC crowns, these are crowns you can get in a single dental visit. Dr. Larsen uses advanced CAD/CAM technology to assess, design, and fit your crowns within a few hours.
- Partial Crowns:These are crowns that only cover a portion of your tooth when the damage is not extensive.
Advantages of Crowns
Crowns offer a host of advantages, such as:
- Crowns restore your teeth to their original shape and size.
- Crowns protect your natural teeth from further damage.
- Crowns stay in place as they are cemented to your natural tooth.
- Crowns help strengthen your teeth. By replacing the broken or damaged part of your teeth, crowns offer much-needed strength to a previously weak tooth and allow it to do its job just like before.
- Crowns last for many years. When they are well maintained, crowns are known to last for 10-30 years.
- Crowns are available in several material options: gold, silver, zirconia, porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, or a combination of materials. This multitude of choices makes it easy for patients to pick the right option for their needs.
To sum up, crowns can restore your natural teeth’ strength and your smile and can improve your oral health.
To learn more about dental crowns and their many benefits, get in touch with Dr. Larsen at Larsen Dental Care by calling us at (208) 233-7007, booking an appointment online, or visiting our office at 950 Hospital Way STE B, Pocatello, ID 83201.