Dental Crowns are an excellent cosmetic fix or restoration that can also protect and strengthen teeth that are broken, are essentially filling, or teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure. A Dental Crown is like a prosthetic tooth; it’s shaped like a cap and slips over your natural tooth as a permanent fix.
Dental Crowns come in several different materials and your Tauranga dentist will be able to recommend the options that are right for you. Some materials are better suited to specific dental issues, and each has pros and cons according to sensitivity, allergies, to combat grinding, and for long term resilience.
Metal or Gold Crowns are often recommended as a durable option for those prone to grinding or clenching the jaw. As they are not the colour of natural teeth, these are a better option for the teeth toward the back of the mouth – although some people enjoy this aesthetic! These Dental Crowns are often more sensitive directly after fitting; however, in the long term they may prove to be the least sensitive option.
Ceramic & Porcelain Dental Crowns are non-conductive, which means they could prove less sensitive to heat or cold in the initial stages of wear. There are, however, people who are particularly sensitive to the bonding process required for Ceramic and Porcelain Dental Crowns. Another option is to choose Composite for your Dental Crowns – this is a synthetic mix of plastic and glass.
Whatever your Dental Crown needs, Tara Rd Dental in Papamoa, Tauranga can guide you towards the Crowns that will work best for you. Get in touch to book a consultation today.