Dental crowns are essential tool in the dentist arsenal of treatments. Whether you have cavities due to tooth decay or have suffered a physical injury to a tooth, crowns may be able to help you regain full use of your tooth. Many people these days use crowns because they are so effective at protecting teeth and restoring function.
The procedure is very straight forward and your Leeds dentist will be able to do it quickly and painlessly, though it may take a couple of visits. The first visit your dentist will x-ray your teeth to fully discover the extent of any damage, from this they will be able to assess the necessity of a crown. If a crown is needed your dentist will create a custom fitted crown to your specifications and unique tooth shape. Depending on the tooth, crowns are normally made of porcelain and metal composites or gold.
While custom crowns are being produced, your dentist may decide to affix a temporary crown that can last several weeks or even months. With a temporary crown it is advised that you do not eat tough food that may pull the crown out of its position. Once you have your permanent crown in position you will be able to return to your normal diet and eat everything normally.
Crowns are a very strong and durable dental treatment and can last up to 15 years. With a crown it is as important as ever to keep maintaining good dental health. Brush twice and a day and regularly floss, including around your new crown, this will make sure that the tooth and crown stay healthy for many years.